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Christopher – Do you live independently?

Christopher – Do you live independently?

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I do live independently now.  I live in actually the Lincoln Park area, which is close to everything. I love my location.  It’s a two flat apartment, it has an elevator, it’s all, it’s very accessible, it has kitchen count... Show More

I do live independently now.  I live in actually the Lincoln Park area, which is close to everything. I love my location.  It’s a two flat apartment, it has an elevator, it’s all, it’s very accessible, it has kitchen counters that are raised, where I can roll underneath to get underneath the sink.  It also has a range stove.  There’s also light switches at levels to where you can reach those.  So, I created my home as I would have created it if I was on, still on my feet.  Having the furniture, having the really nice things, you know, to make it comfortable, so that I, even though I was in my wheelchair, I still had a nice sofa, and the nice furniture, you know, all those things that would give me that thought of still being able-bodied.  I live on my own, and I enjoy it, it’s a great experience, it really is.  A little fearful at times because I’m by myself, but yet I have caregivers that do come in and out of my home.

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Christopher – Do you live independently?

Christopher

Injured in 1980 at age 16, quadriplegic
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I do live independently now.  I live in actually the Lincoln Park area, which is close to everything. I love my location.  It’s a two flat apartment, it has an elevator, it’s all, it’s very accessible, it has kitchen counters that are raised, where I can roll underneath to get underneath the sink.  It also has a range stove.  There’s also light switches at levels to where you can reach those.  So, I created my home as I would have created it if I was on, still on my feet.  Having the furniture, having the really nice things, you know, to make it comfortable, so that I, even though I was in my wheelchair, I still had a nice sofa, and the nice furniture, you know, all those things that would give me that thought of still being able-bodied.  I live on my own, and I enjoy it, it’s a great experience, it really is.  A little fearful at times because I’m by myself, but yet I have caregivers that do come in and out of my home.

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