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Jack – How has the injury affected your parenting?

Jack – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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I am not focused on the fact that I use a wheelchair. When my wife and I started talking about having a family, that didn't even enter into the discussion. Now, that may be different for a woman than it is for a man, I mean. But for me, it didn&#... Show More

I am not focused on the fact that I use a wheelchair. When my wife and I started talking about having a family, that didn't even enter into the discussion. Now, that may be different for a woman than it is for a man, I mean. But for me, it didn't make a big difference. Now my wife assumed a few more responsibilities than—we didn't share 50-50 and in terms of, you know, diapering, and chasing after my daughter and doing that sort of thing. The idea of having a spinal-cord injury and having a family—those—there was never a discussion about that; it just wasn't an issue for me.

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Jack – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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Injured in 1974 at age 26, paraplegic
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I am not focused on the fact that I use a wheelchair. When my wife and I started talking about having a family, that didn't even enter into the discussion. Now, that may be different for a woman than it is for a man, I mean. But for me, it didn't make a big difference. Now my wife assumed a few more responsibilities than—we didn't share 50-50 and in terms of, you know, diapering, and chasing after my daughter and doing that sort of thing. The idea of having a spinal-cord injury and having a family—those—there was never a discussion about that; it just wasn't an issue for me.

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