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

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

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Time I think, just give it time, it’ll come.  You think you’re life’s over, but it’s just a door closing and a window opening, and another door opening.  It seems like life has just got fuller from it.  You know... Show More

Time I think, just give it time, it’ll come.  You think you’re life’s over, but it’s just a door closing and a window opening, and another door opening.  It seems like life has just got fuller from it.  You know, we’ve gained from it, everybody’s gained from it, everybody surrounding Johnny has gained from it.  He went to work, and met new people, and those people have hung around, and we still have those as friends, he has them as friends.  My friends have become closer with Johnny and with me, I think, through it.  So, I think just give it some time.  It’s not going to happen overnight, and you’re going to be very sad for a long time.  And 25 years you’re still going to cry.  

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

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Son injured in 1985 at age 22, quadriplegic
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Time I think, just give it time, it’ll come.  You think you’re life’s over, but it’s just a door closing and a window opening, and another door opening.  It seems like life has just got fuller from it.  You know, we’ve gained from it, everybody’s gained from it, everybody surrounding Johnny has gained from it.  He went to work, and met new people, and those people have hung around, and we still have those as friends, he has them as friends.  My friends have become closer with Johnny and with me, I think, through it.  So, I think just give it some time.  It’s not going to happen overnight, and you’re going to be very sad for a long time.  And 25 years you’re still going to cry.  

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