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

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

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I know I didn’t think, and I don’t think anybody in my life thought that I would grow up to be like a disability rights activist. My family was hard working, removed a lot of barriers for me and my brothers, brought us a lot of support. I didn’... Show More

I know I didn’t think, and I don’t think anybody in my life thought that I would grow up to be like a disability rights activist. My family was hard working, removed a lot of barriers for me and my brothers, brought us a lot of support. I didn’t think I’d ever have to confront Presidents of the United States, or my own government or the private sector. I didn’t—it was disillusioning in the beginning because I began to realize that some people didn’t care, and I began to realize that some people won’t, they embrace the status quo because it benefited them. And so, I think those are some of those lessons I’ve learned like, “oh, everybody doesn’t care.” “Oh, everybody doesn’t want to change to make things better.” well, it is kind of an early rude awakening.

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

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Injured in 1981 at age 19, quadriplegic
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I know I didn’t think, and I don’t think anybody in my life thought that I would grow up to be like a disability rights activist. My family was hard working, removed a lot of barriers for me and my brothers, brought us a lot of support. I didn’t think I’d ever have to confront Presidents of the United States, or my own government or the private sector. I didn’t—it was disillusioning in the beginning because I began to realize that some people didn’t care, and I began to realize that some people won’t, they embrace the status quo because it benefited them. And so, I think those are some of those lessons I’ve learned like, “oh, everybody doesn’t care.” “Oh, everybody doesn’t want to change to make things better.” well, it is kind of an early rude awakening.

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