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James Shepherd – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

James Shepherd – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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The important milestones for me were number one, surviving the initial hospitalizations. Then getting to rehab and the most vivid milestone was “there are other people like me.” And, until I got to rehab, there weren’t people like me. I was the... Show More

The important milestones for me were number one, surviving the initial hospitalizations. Then getting to rehab and the most vivid milestone was “there are other people like me.” And, until I got to rehab, there weren’t people like me. I was the lone spinal cord injury on an orthopedic floor with a lot of older people with broken hips. I couldn’t identify at all.

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James Shepherd – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

James Shepherd

Injured in 1973 at age 24, quadriplegic
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The important milestones for me were number one, surviving the initial hospitalizations. Then getting to rehab and the most vivid milestone was “there are other people like me.” And, until I got to rehab, there weren’t people like me. I was the lone spinal cord injury on an orthopedic floor with a lot of older people with broken hips. I couldn’t identify at all.

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