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James – How has the injury affected your parenting?

James – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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I don’t know that it has because I’ve been in a chair injured since before my son was born obviously.  My daughter was only three months old, so my kids don’t know me any other way—but this is dad.  My dad’s co... Show More

I don’t know that it has because I’ve been in a chair injured since before my son was born obviously.  My daughter was only three months old, so my kids don’t know me any other way—but this is dad.  My dad’s cool, he tools around, my son used to stand on the back of my chair, and we’d go cruising through the mall.  He thought that was awesome because, “Your dad don’t have one of those.”  So, that kind of relationship, they just grew up that way.  I mean, they may see other kids’ dads maybe doing things…I could never play catch with my son, which kind of bothered me, but I coached his team.  So, you make those kinds of adjustments, and this is the way it is, and I got a wonderful relationship with both my kids.

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James – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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Injured in 1976 at age 27, quadriplegic
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I don’t know that it has because I’ve been in a chair injured since before my son was born obviously.  My daughter was only three months old, so my kids don’t know me any other way—but this is dad.  My dad’s cool, he tools around, my son used to stand on the back of my chair, and we’d go cruising through the mall.  He thought that was awesome because, “Your dad don’t have one of those.”  So, that kind of relationship, they just grew up that way.  I mean, they may see other kids’ dads maybe doing things…I could never play catch with my son, which kind of bothered me, but I coached his team.  So, you make those kinds of adjustments, and this is the way it is, and I got a wonderful relationship with both my kids.

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