Dating paraplegic and quadraplegic
But they were happy, because I was alive and gave me big hugs. Later, I learned she had told me, “I can’t untie you.
You’re paralyzed.” At that time, the only thing I could do was twitch my right shoulder.
My injury was worse mentally and emotionally that it was physically.
I was always in the outdoors; I was always working out in the gym; and I was always running.
I was 16 years old the first time I picked up a dirt bike. I loved the power and the speed of the bike and the ability to go almost anywhere I wanted to go off-road.
I loved the feeling I got when my dirt bike went over a jump, and I was flying through the air.
After all those crashes and hospital visits, I thought I’d heal and be able to do the same things I’d done in the past. I didn’t realize how severe this accident was until I started physical therapy. However, today although I have no finger function, I do have biceps and triceps function.I was transferred from the hospital to Care Partners, a private, nonprofit healthcare organization serving Asheville, North Carolina, and the surrounding region.The first thing I was taught in physical therapy was how to operate a power wheelchair.I had a feeling of freedom that I couldn’t find anywhere else. I was always investing my spare time in some form of outdoor activity.I learned patience from fishing, and I enjoyed being alone with my thoughts.