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Jorge – How has the injury affected your parenting?

Jorge – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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To be accepted by my son as “normal dad,” “cool dad,” I want to be “cool dad.” And, I didn’t know—oh my God, I was scared, I was like, will he grow up and be embarrassed of me, or be ashamed of me, you know... Show More

To be accepted by my son as “normal dad,” “cool dad,” I want to be “cool dad.” And, I didn’t know—oh my God, I was scared, I was like, will he grow up and be embarrassed of me, or be ashamed of me, you know? I know that I grew up being embarrassed and ashamed of myself, so I wonder if my son going to feel the same thing about his dad. So those things kind of scared me, and, it was awesome—I mean, kids just pick up on, on parent’s confidence and if dad feels good, then son is going to feel good too.

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Jorge – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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Injured in 1978 at age 11, paraplegic
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To be accepted by my son as “normal dad,” “cool dad,” I want to be “cool dad.” And, I didn’t know—oh my God, I was scared, I was like, will he grow up and be embarrassed of me, or be ashamed of me, you know? I know that I grew up being embarrassed and ashamed of myself, so I wonder if my son going to feel the same thing about his dad. So those things kind of scared me, and, it was awesome—I mean, kids just pick up on, on parent’s confidence and if dad feels good, then son is going to feel good too.

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