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

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

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Not to treat us like we're fragile, not to try to do too much for us. Let us try to do it ourselves, don't push yourself on the person with the disability unless they ask for help, then you help. Because a lot people have the tendency, they s... Show More

Not to treat us like we're fragile, not to try to do too much for us. Let us try to do it ourselves, don't push yourself on the person with the disability unless they ask for help, then you help. Because a lot people have the tendency, they see a wheelchair, say, "can help you, can I do this, can I do that." We appreciate it, but sometimes we just want to be left alone and treated like anybody else.

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

Hector

Injured in 1979 at age 19, paraplegic
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Not to treat us like we're fragile, not to try to do too much for us. Let us try to do it ourselves, don't push yourself on the person with the disability unless they ask for help, then you help. Because a lot people have the tendency, they see a wheelchair, say, "can help you, can I do this, can I do that." We appreciate it, but sometimes we just want to be left alone and treated like anybody else.

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