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Ramon – What’s your number-one day-to-day living problem?

Ramon – What’s your number-one day-to-day living problem?

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I get angry when I’m reminded that I have a disability—that makes me angry.  The reminders are when I can’t go to just any place in the city, that there’s limits, there’s physical architectural barriers.  The other barrier is when my disa... Show More

I get angry when I’m reminded that I have a disability—that makes me angry.  The reminders are when I can’t go to just any place in the city, that there’s limits, there’s physical architectural barriers.  The other barrier is when my disability kicks in, when I have accidents; we call them “accidents.”  And that’s a code amongst us, “If I had an accident.”  We don’t need details; go home; shower; come back; take care of your stuff; and we know what happened.  I need more control; I need more control in certain things.  That’s what angers me.

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Ramon – What’s your number-one day-to-day living problem?

Ramon

Injured in 1999 at age 25, paraplegic
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I get angry when I’m reminded that I have a disability—that makes me angry.  The reminders are when I can’t go to just any place in the city, that there’s limits, there’s physical architectural barriers.  The other barrier is when my disability kicks in, when I have accidents; we call them “accidents.”  And that’s a code amongst us, “If I had an accident.”  We don’t need details; go home; shower; come back; take care of your stuff; and we know what happened.  I need more control; I need more control in certain things.  That’s what angers me.

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