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Don – What’s the hardest part about having a disabled family member?

Don – What’s the hardest part about having a disabled family member?

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Listening to my sweetheart come down on herself is the hardest thing. I can't tolerate the fact that she can be so hard on herself. I'm not suffering that injury, but I'm watching her grow stronger every day. And for her to come down on h... Show More

Listening to my sweetheart come down on herself is the hardest thing. I can't tolerate the fact that she can be so hard on herself. I'm not suffering that injury, but I'm watching her grow stronger every day. And for her to come down on herself, and not understand that she is getting stronger and better—I, it's just, it hurts, it kills me. And I think any other family member that sees that would feel the same thing. She's, she's got a disability, she's paralyzed, it hasn't made her a bad person, it hasn't made her a terrible person, it hasn't made her an ugly person. She's my same wife, only she has wheels. It's very easy to look at her and go, "I see what I see and I love you. Why can't you love yourself?"

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Don – What’s the hardest part about having a disabled family member?

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Partner or spouse injured in 2008 at age 62, paraplegic
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Listening to my sweetheart come down on herself is the hardest thing. I can't tolerate the fact that she can be so hard on herself. I'm not suffering that injury, but I'm watching her grow stronger every day. And for her to come down on herself, and not understand that she is getting stronger and better—I, it's just, it hurts, it kills me. And I think any other family member that sees that would feel the same thing. She's, she's got a disability, she's paralyzed, it hasn't made her a bad person, it hasn't made her a terrible person, it hasn't made her an ugly person. She's my same wife, only she has wheels. It's very easy to look at her and go, "I see what I see and I love you. Why can't you love yourself?"

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