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

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

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Looking back, I think the things that were the most helpful were touching base with other families and parents who had had a child that was injured. And a child that was reasonably, recently injured, within the last four-five-six years. It was helpfu... Show More

Looking back, I think the things that were the most helpful were touching base with other families and parents who had had a child that was injured. And a child that was reasonably, recently injured, within the last four-five-six years. It was helpful talking to those people because they had been through the hard part that we were going through and they had come out at the other end, so you knew it was possible. So I had some really good conversations with some parents whose children were teenagers when they got injured and were now in their late teens or early 20's. And it was really helpful, they were really optimistic, they were encouraging, and it let us know that eventually, even though we didn't feel okay now, that eventually, things were going to be okay.

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

Mary Ellen

Daughter injured in 2005 at age 15, quadriplegic
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Looking back, I think the things that were the most helpful were touching base with other families and parents who had had a child that was injured. And a child that was reasonably, recently injured, within the last four-five-six years. It was helpful talking to those people because they had been through the hard part that we were going through and they had come out at the other end, so you knew it was possible. So I had some really good conversations with some parents whose children were teenagers when they got injured and were now in their late teens or early 20's. And it was really helpful, they were really optimistic, they were encouraging, and it let us know that eventually, even though we didn't feel okay now, that eventually, things were going to be okay.

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