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Clinton – What’s the best advice you have for others in your situation?

Clinton – What’s the best advice you have for others in your situation?

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Recognize that it does get easier. You know, it’s a tribe that nobody would ever join by choice, but at the same time, as you go further and further down the path, it does become significantly better and significantly easier. And the things that yo... Show More

Recognize that it does get easier. You know, it’s a tribe that nobody would ever join by choice, but at the same time, as you go further and further down the path, it does become significantly better and significantly easier. And the things that you struggle with today, tomorrow will be—you won’t even pay attention to it as they’re getting done. I know that for me, I remember sitting in the hospital trying to get my sock on. And it just, you know, and watching, seeing my dad out of the corner of my eye at the other side of the room desperately trying to just refrain from coming over to help me. And just getting that sock on was such an effort, and thinking “oh my goodness, how am I ever going to go back to work?” “How am I ever going to live a normal life if I can’t even get my sock on?” And today, as I got up this morning and took care of myself, got a shower, got dressed in the closet, went out and had my breakfast, got in the truck, came down here. I mean, getting my sock on was not even something that I just, I mean, “what socks am I going to wear?” was the only question regarding that. So, in that sense it really does get better.

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Clinton – What’s the best advice you have for others in your situation?

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Injured in 2005 at age 35, paraplegic
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Recognize that it does get easier. You know, it’s a tribe that nobody would ever join by choice, but at the same time, as you go further and further down the path, it does become significantly better and significantly easier. And the things that you struggle with today, tomorrow will be—you won’t even pay attention to it as they’re getting done. I know that for me, I remember sitting in the hospital trying to get my sock on. And it just, you know, and watching, seeing my dad out of the corner of my eye at the other side of the room desperately trying to just refrain from coming over to help me. And just getting that sock on was such an effort, and thinking “oh my goodness, how am I ever going to go back to work?” “How am I ever going to live a normal life if I can’t even get my sock on?” And today, as I got up this morning and took care of myself, got a shower, got dressed in the closet, went out and had my breakfast, got in the truck, came down here. I mean, getting my sock on was not even something that I just, I mean, “what socks am I going to wear?” was the only question regarding that. So, in that sense it really does get better.

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