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Mary Ellen – What’s your main concern about the future?

Mary Ellen – What’s your main concern about the future?

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I guess if I had a main concern, and she would disagree with this and probably be angry at me for saying this, I remain concerned socially with how people will relate to her. And, you know, because it's so not fair that the first thing people see... Show More

I guess if I had a main concern, and she would disagree with this and probably be angry at me for saying this, I remain concerned socially with how people will relate to her. And, you know, because it's so not fair that the first thing people see when they see her is they really see the chair, they don't see her. And she has to, I think, be persistent in forming relationships before, it takes a while before people forget about the chair. And she has some great friends, she's made some great friends at college. But it's always a lot of extra work on her part that it shouldn't. So I just hope for her that moving forward she'll be able to maintain relationships. Neither really she or her brother, have done much in the way of dating, and I would love to see her have some dating relationships, and eventually I would love to see her get married.

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Mary Ellen – What’s your main concern about the future?

Mary Ellen

Daughter injured in 2005 at age 15, quadriplegic
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I guess if I had a main concern, and she would disagree with this and probably be angry at me for saying this, I remain concerned socially with how people will relate to her. And, you know, because it's so not fair that the first thing people see when they see her is they really see the chair, they don't see her. And she has to, I think, be persistent in forming relationships before, it takes a while before people forget about the chair. And she has some great friends, she's made some great friends at college. But it's always a lot of extra work on her part that it shouldn't. So I just hope for her that moving forward she'll be able to maintain relationships. Neither really she or her brother, have done much in the way of dating, and I would love to see her have some dating relationships, and eventually I would love to see her get married.

Mary Ellen – What’s your main concern about the future?
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