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Billy – What’s gotten easier over time?

Billy – What’s gotten easier over time?

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I’d say we were always very close as a family, okay. At first, I hated the wheelchair. It was like a double-edged sword. You love it and you hate it. It gives him mobility, independence and stuff of that nature, but you still hate that it happened.... Show More

I’d say we were always very close as a family, okay. At first, I hated the wheelchair. It was like a double-edged sword. You love it and you hate it. It gives him mobility, independence and stuff of that nature, but you still hate that it happened. Once I learned that he still had his emotions, his thought patterns, he was the same person, emotionally and just not physically, it was much easier to accept and say, “what do you want to do?” You know, “let’s figure out a way for you to do things. Let’s figure out a way for you to drive. Let’s figure out a way for you to open the door for your car and be able to get in.” He loved to fish, so I came up a way for him to fish. And at this point, we’ve got a patent now, people that have no hand function they can fish. And so, just finding things to make his life easier gave me a lot of joy, to be honest with you.

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Billy – What’s gotten easier over time?

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Son injured in 2004 at age 18, quadriplegic
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I’d say we were always very close as a family, okay. At first, I hated the wheelchair. It was like a double-edged sword. You love it and you hate it. It gives him mobility, independence and stuff of that nature, but you still hate that it happened. Once I learned that he still had his emotions, his thought patterns, he was the same person, emotionally and just not physically, it was much easier to accept and say, “what do you want to do?” You know, “let’s figure out a way for you to do things. Let’s figure out a way for you to drive. Let’s figure out a way for you to open the door for your car and be able to get in.” He loved to fish, so I came up a way for him to fish. And at this point, we’ve got a patent now, people that have no hand function they can fish. And so, just finding things to make his life easier gave me a lot of joy, to be honest with you.

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