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Maggie – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Maggie – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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For a long time, I wasn’t even able to drive my wheelchair, I couldn’t feed myself. And it’s really just basic daily living skills that were the biggest aid to my daily living that I look back as milestones. Like, being able to feed myself, bei... Show More

For a long time, I wasn’t even able to drive my wheelchair, I couldn’t feed myself. And it’s really just basic daily living skills that were the biggest aid to my daily living that I look back as milestones. Like, being able to feed myself, being able to drive, starting to move my left arm—I couldn’t even move my left arm for a long time. And it’s kind of hard to accept, but time heals and really progression goes hand-in-hand with the time it takes, and the effort put in. Also, I got, kind of getting independence was a big milestone and wanting that. Because it’s very easy to depend on your caregiver, and not work toward goals of self-independence, which, in my eyes, that’s that end goal for people who are disabled is gaining as much independence as possible.

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Maggie – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Maggie

Injured in 2011 at age 17, quadriplegic
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For a long time, I wasn’t even able to drive my wheelchair, I couldn’t feed myself. And it’s really just basic daily living skills that were the biggest aid to my daily living that I look back as milestones. Like, being able to feed myself, being able to drive, starting to move my left arm—I couldn’t even move my left arm for a long time. And it’s kind of hard to accept, but time heals and really progression goes hand-in-hand with the time it takes, and the effort put in. Also, I got, kind of getting independence was a big milestone and wanting that. Because it’s very easy to depend on your caregiver, and not work toward goals of self-independence, which, in my eyes, that’s that end goal for people who are disabled is gaining as much independence as possible.

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