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Tom – How has the injury affected your parenting?

Tom – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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My son has car problems, I go over and try to help him figure out what it—before I would have worked on his car with him.  I did teach him how to change his own breaks, change his oil.  Like I said, it takes a lot of patience not bein... Show More

My son has car problems, I go over and try to help him figure out what it—before I would have worked on his car with him.  I did teach him how to change his own breaks, change his oil.  Like I said, it takes a lot of patience not being able to put your hands on the work, but he did learn some stuff like that from me.  My 16-year-old, I’m trying to teach her to drive right now.  My wife’s not very good with, she’s a nervous wreck with driving, she doesn’t even like to get on a tollway.  So, she depends on me to teach my daughter how to drive.  The 14-year-old, I’d be able to be a little more involved with her with her sports.   She plays softball and she pitches, I’d be able to catch; I can’t catch now.  I did work with her quite a bit over the summer with batting and stuff, it’d help if I could be able to kick her legs out with my feet, or show her how to stand, or you know.  But they’re all doing good as far as, without me being able-bodied.





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Tom – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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Injured in 2004 at age 36, quadriplegic
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My son has car problems, I go over and try to help him figure out what it—before I would have worked on his car with him.  I did teach him how to change his own breaks, change his oil.  Like I said, it takes a lot of patience not being able to put your hands on the work, but he did learn some stuff like that from me.  My 16-year-old, I’m trying to teach her to drive right now.  My wife’s not very good with, she’s a nervous wreck with driving, she doesn’t even like to get on a tollway.  So, she depends on me to teach my daughter how to drive.  The 14-year-old, I’d be able to be a little more involved with her with her sports.   She plays softball and she pitches, I’d be able to catch; I can’t catch now.  I did work with her quite a bit over the summer with batting and stuff, it’d help if I could be able to kick her legs out with my feet, or show her how to stand, or you know.  But they’re all doing good as far as, without me being able-bodied.





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