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Jack – What’s been the most unexpected change in your life?

Jack – What’s been the most unexpected change in your life?

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I broke my back two weeks before I graduated from undergraduate school. I had a job waiting for me in Aspen, Colorado as a surveyor and a land planner. I often tell people that if I had taken that job, I'd probably be a burned-out ski bum bartend... Show More

I broke my back two weeks before I graduated from undergraduate school. I had a job waiting for me in Aspen, Colorado as a surveyor and a land planner. I often tell people that if I had taken that job, I'd probably be a burned-out ski bum bartender in Aspen right now, as opposed to a professional with my own business, shared with partners, and living a very, very good life as that professional in Chicago, Illinois. The track would have been totally different, and the track with the spinal-cord injury, I am quite confident, was much better than the track if I hadn't received the spinal-cord injury.

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Jack – What’s been the most unexpected change in your life?

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Injured in 1974 at age 26, paraplegic
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I broke my back two weeks before I graduated from undergraduate school. I had a job waiting for me in Aspen, Colorado as a surveyor and a land planner. I often tell people that if I had taken that job, I'd probably be a burned-out ski bum bartender in Aspen right now, as opposed to a professional with my own business, shared with partners, and living a very, very good life as that professional in Chicago, Illinois. The track would have been totally different, and the track with the spinal-cord injury, I am quite confident, was much better than the track if I hadn't received the spinal-cord injury.

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