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Jeffrey – How has the injury affected your parenting?

Jeffrey – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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Well, my daughter was six-months-old when I got hurt, and used to, I would be the one to put her down every night. I’d give her a bottle, she’d go to sleep while my wife was getting my three-year-old son to sleep. I would put her in her crib, and... Show More

Well, my daughter was six-months-old when I got hurt, and used to, I would be the one to put her down every night. I’d give her a bottle, she’d go to sleep while my wife was getting my three-year-old son to sleep. I would put her in her crib, and she was asleep, and then Hope would put our son to sleep. And then I went 55 days without being at home, and able to hold my daughter and put her in the bed. So, when I got home, she didn’t want anything to do with me, she was just, because I was a stranger. She could only see me on the weekends, maybe a day a week. And then my son, you know, I never changed, he remembered daddy, who daddy was. So, that was tough, you know, not having her being a daddy’s girl but she is now, she is back again. She likes to ride on my chair, sit on my lap and just go everywhere I go you know, in the store. So, it was tough at first, but now time heals, I guess, that part of the wound. But we still, I mean she is perfect now. 

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Jeffrey – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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Injured in 2013 at age 29, paraplegic
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Well, my daughter was six-months-old when I got hurt, and used to, I would be the one to put her down every night. I’d give her a bottle, she’d go to sleep while my wife was getting my three-year-old son to sleep. I would put her in her crib, and she was asleep, and then Hope would put our son to sleep. And then I went 55 days without being at home, and able to hold my daughter and put her in the bed. So, when I got home, she didn’t want anything to do with me, she was just, because I was a stranger. She could only see me on the weekends, maybe a day a week. And then my son, you know, I never changed, he remembered daddy, who daddy was. So, that was tough, you know, not having her being a daddy’s girl but she is now, she is back again. She likes to ride on my chair, sit on my lap and just go everywhere I go you know, in the store. So, it was tough at first, but now time heals, I guess, that part of the wound. But we still, I mean she is perfect now. 

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