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Ken – What was your greatest fear at first?

Ken – What was your greatest fear at first?

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I think the greatest fear was that it was permanent and that I would not ever be able to walk again. The doctors encouraged me that I had a chance that I could walk and that my spinal cord would correct itself. And so, every two hours they came in an... Show More

I think the greatest fear was that it was permanent and that I would not ever be able to walk again. The doctors encouraged me that I had a chance that I could walk and that my spinal cord would correct itself. And so, every two hours they came in and said, “can you move?” And I attempted to move my feet, and my legs, and toes and nothing happened. They said “okay, we will be back.” And two hour later they’d come back, “can you move?” “No, I can’t move.” And I tried, and I said, “I think I can move,” and I moved, and they went, “that’s great but that’s your hip, you are moving your leg because you are moving your hip, that’s not where your paralysis is.” And so, it became very evident I wasn’t going to move anything, and at that point the reality hit that this is going to be permanent and so now what am I going to do?

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Ken – What was your greatest fear at first?

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Injured in 2013 at age 55, paraplegic
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I think the greatest fear was that it was permanent and that I would not ever be able to walk again. The doctors encouraged me that I had a chance that I could walk and that my spinal cord would correct itself. And so, every two hours they came in and said, “can you move?” And I attempted to move my feet, and my legs, and toes and nothing happened. They said “okay, we will be back.” And two hour later they’d come back, “can you move?” “No, I can’t move.” And I tried, and I said, “I think I can move,” and I moved, and they went, “that’s great but that’s your hip, you are moving your leg because you are moving your hip, that’s not where your paralysis is.” And so, it became very evident I wasn’t going to move anything, and at that point the reality hit that this is going to be permanent and so now what am I going to do?

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