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

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

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To provide space to the person that has the injury, because, at least personally, I was a fairly private person. You will completely lose the ability to just get up and walk away and go into another room, especially if you're being cared for&mdas... Show More

To provide space to the person that has the injury, because, at least personally, I was a fairly private person. You will completely lose the ability to just get up and walk away and go into another room, especially if you're being cared for—you're being bathed, you're being cathed or you're doing your bowel program, whatever it is. It's like you no longer have, you no longer have that private component to your life because it's just kind of been eliminated, and you just sometimes need some breathing room.

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

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Injured in 1986 at age 26, paraplegic
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To provide space to the person that has the injury, because, at least personally, I was a fairly private person. You will completely lose the ability to just get up and walk away and go into another room, especially if you're being cared for—you're being bathed, you're being cathed or you're doing your bowel program, whatever it is. It's like you no longer have, you no longer have that private component to your life because it's just kind of been eliminated, and you just sometimes need some breathing room.

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