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Aric – What was your greatest fear at first?

Aric – What was your greatest fear at first?

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The unknown because you really, laying in the ER, and then taking another ambulance ride to another hospital. It’s just “what’s next?” and I had no idea. And after the surgery and starting rehab, I thought, “oh well, this will get better, I... Show More

The unknown because you really, laying in the ER, and then taking another ambulance ride to another hospital. It’s just “what’s next?” and I had no idea. And after the surgery and starting rehab, I thought, “oh well, this will get better, I’ll be able to play baseball, and bat, and walk, run first base with the bat as a cane to get to first base.” And I was a catcher, so squatting wasn’t going to be a problem, I’d just be able either kneel on the ground or squat. And, in my mind that was going to be my future and years later, I mean, I found out it wasn’t. So, it was ever-changing. But being so young at 14, you don’t know what to expect, you don’t know what’s next, but I also hadn’t experienced enough to say, “oh, I can’t do something.”

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Aric – What was your greatest fear at first?

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Injured in 1983 at age 14, paraplegic
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The unknown because you really, laying in the ER, and then taking another ambulance ride to another hospital. It’s just “what’s next?” and I had no idea. And after the surgery and starting rehab, I thought, “oh well, this will get better, I’ll be able to play baseball, and bat, and walk, run first base with the bat as a cane to get to first base.” And I was a catcher, so squatting wasn’t going to be a problem, I’d just be able either kneel on the ground or squat. And, in my mind that was going to be my future and years later, I mean, I found out it wasn’t. So, it was ever-changing. But being so young at 14, you don’t know what to expect, you don’t know what’s next, but I also hadn’t experienced enough to say, “oh, I can’t do something.”

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