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Annie – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Annie – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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The most important milestone for me was learning to get in the shower by myself. When I came home from the hospital, I would holler, and my mom would give me a hand with whatever it was that I needed help with. And then there was one night where I wa... Show More

The most important milestone for me was learning to get in the shower by myself. When I came home from the hospital, I would holler, and my mom would give me a hand with whatever it was that I needed help with. And then there was one night where I was ready to get in the shower, I had my clothes off, I was parked by the shower, I was ready and, you know, I said, hollered for mom and she was like, “I can’t help you right now.” And I—it was probably also when I learned that anger is a good motivator for me—I was like, “Well, fine then.” And then I just did it because I wanted to do it, and I was motivated, and of course, that pins you in the end because they know you can do it, so you have to keep doing it for yourself. But that was definitely the biggest milestone for me.

 

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Annie – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Annie

Injured in 1998 at age 12, paraplegic
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The most important milestone for me was learning to get in the shower by myself. When I came home from the hospital, I would holler, and my mom would give me a hand with whatever it was that I needed help with. And then there was one night where I was ready to get in the shower, I had my clothes off, I was parked by the shower, I was ready and, you know, I said, hollered for mom and she was like, “I can’t help you right now.” And I—it was probably also when I learned that anger is a good motivator for me—I was like, “Well, fine then.” And then I just did it because I wanted to do it, and I was motivated, and of course, that pins you in the end because they know you can do it, so you have to keep doing it for yourself. But that was definitely the biggest milestone for me.

 

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