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Amanda – What’s important for family and friends to understand?

Amanda – What’s important for family and friends to understand?

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It’s not a sickness, you know, we do have fun. We just don’t sit at home and do nothing. We go out and have fun.  You know, you don’t have to say, “oh well, so and so’s got a spinal cord injury, they’re not going to want to do this.” N... Show More

It’s not a sickness, you know, we do have fun. We just don’t sit at home and do nothing. We go out and have fun.  You know, you don’t have to say, “oh well, so and so’s got a spinal cord injury, they’re not going to want to do this.” No, believe me we do. We do want to get out. We do want to go do these things. Don’t second guess us. Don’t second guess the person that was shot that was in a wheelchair. Believe me, they need you. Or the person was in a diving incident, or football incident or whatever, they need you. They need that companionship, they need that friendship. They don’t want to feel abandoned.

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Amanda – What’s important for family and friends to understand?

Amanda

Partner or spouse injured in 2010 at age 27, quadriplegic
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It’s not a sickness, you know, we do have fun. We just don’t sit at home and do nothing. We go out and have fun.  You know, you don’t have to say, “oh well, so and so’s got a spinal cord injury, they’re not going to want to do this.” No, believe me we do. We do want to get out. We do want to go do these things. Don’t second guess us. Don’t second guess the person that was shot that was in a wheelchair. Believe me, they need you. Or the person was in a diving incident, or football incident or whatever, they need you. They need that companionship, they need that friendship. They don’t want to feel abandoned.

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