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

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

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I think it’s really important to understand that it’s hard to understand. There’s a lot that goes into it, it’s much more than what meets the eyes. Spinal cord injury, only part of it is not being able to feel or move. There’s not a part of... Show More

I think it’s really important to understand that it’s hard to understand. There’s a lot that goes into it, it’s much more than what meets the eyes. Spinal cord injury, only part of it is not being able to feel or move. There’s not a part of your life that it doesn’t touch, so I guess I would just say to be understanding that it’s a process, it’s going to take time to heal. And if somebody needs a little bit more time to grieve, allow them to have that space to do that, and encourage them to move forward in a healthy way. But also, to give them space to deal with what’s happened because it is a hard thing.

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

Sarah

Partner or spouse injured in 2015 at age 25, quadriplegic
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I think it’s really important to understand that it’s hard to understand. There’s a lot that goes into it, it’s much more than what meets the eyes. Spinal cord injury, only part of it is not being able to feel or move. There’s not a part of your life that it doesn’t touch, so I guess I would just say to be understanding that it’s a process, it’s going to take time to heal. And if somebody needs a little bit more time to grieve, allow them to have that space to do that, and encourage them to move forward in a healthy way. But also, to give them space to deal with what’s happened because it is a hard thing.

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