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Clinton – How long have you been married or together?

Clinton – How long have you been married or together?

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So, I’ve been married 12 years. So, my wife and I had our first date in the hospital. We had actually planned to see each other on a Wednesday, and I had my accident on Sunday, and so she met me in the hospital that Wednesday. It was the first time... Show More

So, I’ve been married 12 years. So, my wife and I had our first date in the hospital. We had actually planned to see each other on a Wednesday, and I had my accident on Sunday, and so she met me in the hospital that Wednesday. It was the first time I’d seen her in a number of years, and then we were married the following December, six months later, and we’ve been together 12 years. When I was acutely injured, and ultimately us getting married, I went through a phase where she was of no significance to me. And I actually had to—it concerned me to the degree that I saw someone professionally about it while I was in the hospital. And he explained to me that “your brain is shutting down aspects that aren’t as important right now, and ultimately it will, what was there will come back.” And one day it did, I mean to the degree that I blinked, and I said, “wow, where have you been?” And she said, “well, I’ve been right here.” And so, even today I mean we don’t have any regrets in that respect. It has not been easy, just from the things, like she has to mow the grass. But at the same time, I think the irony being that the family that I have I wouldn’t have without the incident occurring in my life. And so, you know, would I love to have my life now as an able-bodied person? Absolutely, but I wouldn’t necessarily give up the life that I have for anything.

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Clinton – How long have you been married or together?

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Injured in 2005 at age 35, paraplegic
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So, I’ve been married 12 years. So, my wife and I had our first date in the hospital. We had actually planned to see each other on a Wednesday, and I had my accident on Sunday, and so she met me in the hospital that Wednesday. It was the first time I’d seen her in a number of years, and then we were married the following December, six months later, and we’ve been together 12 years. When I was acutely injured, and ultimately us getting married, I went through a phase where she was of no significance to me. And I actually had to—it concerned me to the degree that I saw someone professionally about it while I was in the hospital. And he explained to me that “your brain is shutting down aspects that aren’t as important right now, and ultimately it will, what was there will come back.” And one day it did, I mean to the degree that I blinked, and I said, “wow, where have you been?” And she said, “well, I’ve been right here.” And so, even today I mean we don’t have any regrets in that respect. It has not been easy, just from the things, like she has to mow the grass. But at the same time, I think the irony being that the family that I have I wouldn’t have without the incident occurring in my life. And so, you know, would I love to have my life now as an able-bodied person? Absolutely, but I wouldn’t necessarily give up the life that I have for anything.

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