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Mark – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Mark – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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It was small things—I mean it was everything from being able to sit up for an extended period of time without getting dizzy. It was feeding myself for the first time without dropping stuff all over me. It was—back then recreation therapy wasn’t... Show More

It was small things—I mean it was everything from being able to sit up for an extended period of time without getting dizzy. It was feeding myself for the first time without dropping stuff all over me. It was—back then recreation therapy wasn’t what it is now. You weren’t out there water skiing, you weren’t out there playing, in my case, maybe quad rugby or whatever. You were like putting puzzles together and doing things with sticks and possible with your hands and your fingers. And so, those things became really critical to me as I was able to put a puzzle together, as I was able to move things myself. So, it was very, very incremental things—sitting up, feeding myself without dropping something on me, and actually being able to do something with these.

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Mark – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Mark

Injured in 1981 at age 19, quadriplegic
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It was small things—I mean it was everything from being able to sit up for an extended period of time without getting dizzy. It was feeding myself for the first time without dropping stuff all over me. It was—back then recreation therapy wasn’t what it is now. You weren’t out there water skiing, you weren’t out there playing, in my case, maybe quad rugby or whatever. You were like putting puzzles together and doing things with sticks and possible with your hands and your fingers. And so, those things became really critical to me as I was able to put a puzzle together, as I was able to move things myself. So, it was very, very incremental things—sitting up, feeding myself without dropping something on me, and actually being able to do something with these.

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