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

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

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Constantly be there to answer his questions, his needs and demonstrate to a child, or young adult or whatever, that you're not walking away, that you're right in there trying to help the rehab. One of the incidents in the hospital out there, ... Show More

Constantly be there to answer his questions, his needs and demonstrate to a child, or young adult or whatever, that you're not walking away, that you're right in there trying to help the rehab. One of the incidents in the hospital out there, I think his mother and I were both there, but anyway, he was talking and there were five other patients in the same ward and he said, "You know dad, you're here a lot, mother's here a lot, those two fellows over there, nobody ever comes to see them." And I said, "Well, why not?" He said—one had been in a motorcycle accident and a car accident. He said that their parents apparently have told them, "You got yourself into this, now you get yourself out," and they never showed up.

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

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Son injured in 1974 at age 19, quadriplegic
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Constantly be there to answer his questions, his needs and demonstrate to a child, or young adult or whatever, that you're not walking away, that you're right in there trying to help the rehab. One of the incidents in the hospital out there, I think his mother and I were both there, but anyway, he was talking and there were five other patients in the same ward and he said, "You know dad, you're here a lot, mother's here a lot, those two fellows over there, nobody ever comes to see them." And I said, "Well, why not?" He said—one had been in a motorcycle accident and a car accident. He said that their parents apparently have told them, "You got yourself into this, now you get yourself out," and they never showed up.

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