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Jennifer – What personal support was most helpful to you?

Jennifer – What personal support was most helpful to you?

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My mom was the only one that really kind of gave me the space, you know what I mean. Everyone else was, I felt, so judgmental about how I handled things, and she’s, she’s my mom, she got it. She was like, “I, you know, I’m goi... Show More

My mom was the only one that really kind of gave me the space, you know what I mean. Everyone else was, I felt, so judgmental about how I handled things, and she’s, she’s my mom, she got it. She was like, “I, you know, I’m going to give you the space, and I get it that you are looking at me and just don’t even know what you’re looking at right now. I don’t look anything like you’re used to seeing me.” She was, you know, she was the most helpful for me. There was no one else, there was no one else I remember every coming, and sitting, and talking to me, and telling me any thing I related to. She was the only one who sort of understood, I felt that understood me, and understood why I was reacting the way that I did—because she’s my mom.

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Jennifer – What personal support was most helpful to you?

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Mother injured in 1984 at age 44, quadriplegic
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My mom was the only one that really kind of gave me the space, you know what I mean. Everyone else was, I felt, so judgmental about how I handled things, and she’s, she’s my mom, she got it. She was like, “I, you know, I’m going to give you the space, and I get it that you are looking at me and just don’t even know what you’re looking at right now. I don’t look anything like you’re used to seeing me.” She was, you know, she was the most helpful for me. There was no one else, there was no one else I remember every coming, and sitting, and talking to me, and telling me any thing I related to. She was the only one who sort of understood, I felt that understood me, and understood why I was reacting the way that I did—because she’s my mom.

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