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Pete – What was your greatest fear at first?

Pete – What was your greatest fear at first?

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Greatest fear was that my identity was changing, and the way I viewed myself changed instantaneously. Any preconceived notion that I had about people with disability, because I couldn’t identify the difference between a spinal cord injury and CP pr... Show More

Greatest fear was that my identity was changing, and the way I viewed myself changed instantaneously. Any preconceived notion that I had about people with disability, because I couldn’t identify the difference between a spinal cord injury and CP probably at that point in my life. Any preconceived notion that I had about any of that was instantaneously applied to myself. So, my preconceived notions about life with disability, I immediately applied it to myself before I knew anything about it. And so, I almost had to make my way out of this preconceived notion forest so that I could see the light on the other side.

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Pete – What was your greatest fear at first?

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Injured in 2004 at age 33, paraplegic
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Greatest fear was that my identity was changing, and the way I viewed myself changed instantaneously. Any preconceived notion that I had about people with disability, because I couldn’t identify the difference between a spinal cord injury and CP probably at that point in my life. Any preconceived notion that I had about any of that was instantaneously applied to myself. So, my preconceived notions about life with disability, I immediately applied it to myself before I knew anything about it. And so, I almost had to make my way out of this preconceived notion forest so that I could see the light on the other side.

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