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Don – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Don – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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Watching Nova…sit up. She had been flat on her back for weeks. The rehab wanted her to sit up, they got her propped up on a, on a nice piece of material that had some foam rubber, and so she was in this position where she was up a little bit. A... Show More

Watching Nova…sit up. She had been flat on her back for weeks. The rehab wanted her to sit up, they got her propped up on a, on a nice piece of material that had some foam rubber, and so she was in this position where she was up a little bit. And then they said, "Ok c'mon, we want you to sit up." And it actually brought tears to my eyes because my wife, she's a fighter, she's a great person. But she was doing things that I never thought I would ever, ever see her do, or have to do. And the struggle that was involved, the sheer will of making that part of her body move when there was nothing to sustain it—it was, well my wife's a champ. That was a milestone, just watching her get into a position where she could sit up.

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Don – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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Partner or spouse injured in 2008 at age 62, paraplegic
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Watching Nova…sit up. She had been flat on her back for weeks. The rehab wanted her to sit up, they got her propped up on a, on a nice piece of material that had some foam rubber, and so she was in this position where she was up a little bit. And then they said, "Ok c'mon, we want you to sit up." And it actually brought tears to my eyes because my wife, she's a fighter, she's a great person. But she was doing things that I never thought I would ever, ever see her do, or have to do. And the struggle that was involved, the sheer will of making that part of her body move when there was nothing to sustain it—it was, well my wife's a champ. That was a milestone, just watching her get into a position where she could sit up.

Don – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?
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