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Molly – What personal support was most helpful to you?

Molly – What personal support was most helpful to you?

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I think having family and friends around was the best personal support. And, not necessarily talking about what had happened. I wasn’t ready to talk about my injury, or reflect on any of what had gone on in the past few weeks or months.  J... Show More

I think having family and friends around was the best personal support. And, not necessarily talking about what had happened. I wasn’t ready to talk about my injury, or reflect on any of what had gone on in the past few weeks or months.  Just having people around, and trying to do the same things that we had done before, and having them treat me just like a normal fifteen-year-old.  We’d watch movies, and hang out, and just act like everything was fine, and we could still joke, and laugh and all that.  I think that was the most helpful thing for me as opposed to people trying to ask about how I was feeling about everything, what was going through my head.  I just wanted to get back into my routine.  And I think that having people around, just their presence, not even if they were doing anything productive for my family, but just, having friends around, and family there meant a lot.  I mean, that was the most helpful support.

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Molly – What personal support was most helpful to you?

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Injured in 2005 at age 15, quadriplegic
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I think having family and friends around was the best personal support. And, not necessarily talking about what had happened. I wasn’t ready to talk about my injury, or reflect on any of what had gone on in the past few weeks or months.  Just having people around, and trying to do the same things that we had done before, and having them treat me just like a normal fifteen-year-old.  We’d watch movies, and hang out, and just act like everything was fine, and we could still joke, and laugh and all that.  I think that was the most helpful thing for me as opposed to people trying to ask about how I was feeling about everything, what was going through my head.  I just wanted to get back into my routine.  And I think that having people around, just their presence, not even if they were doing anything productive for my family, but just, having friends around, and family there meant a lot.  I mean, that was the most helpful support.

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