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

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

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First and foremost is to not let what happened to you define your life. I mean, most of us went through something tragic, something, in various degrees of very horrible things, and it's easy, I think, when you surrounded by non-disabled people, y... Show More

First and foremost is to not let what happened to you define your life. I mean, most of us went through something tragic, something, in various degrees of very horrible things, and it's easy, I think, when you surrounded by non-disabled people, your friends and family, for them to feel sorry for you and for you're to internalize that that is the defining thing and that you're never going to get over it, that you're always worthy of pity. And that, you know, you have a right to feel that way, you have a right to feel sorry for yourself because something horrible happened, and if you don't get over it, then it will define your life. And I think that the advice I would have is get to know people who are like you, that have disabilities, that you can realize you're not alone, and that you're really not as special as the rest of the non-disabled world makes you feel sometimes.

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

Megan

Injured in 1995 at age 18, paraplegic
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First and foremost is to not let what happened to you define your life. I mean, most of us went through something tragic, something, in various degrees of very horrible things, and it's easy, I think, when you surrounded by non-disabled people, your friends and family, for them to feel sorry for you and for you're to internalize that that is the defining thing and that you're never going to get over it, that you're always worthy of pity. And that, you know, you have a right to feel that way, you have a right to feel sorry for yourself because something horrible happened, and if you don't get over it, then it will define your life. And I think that the advice I would have is get to know people who are like you, that have disabilities, that you can realize you're not alone, and that you're really not as special as the rest of the non-disabled world makes you feel sometimes.

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