Quadriplegia

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Quadriplegia

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This Is What It Feels Like to Be Quadriplegic

It sucks being a quadriplegic.

It's terrible not being able to stand, to walk, to run. To go for a hike in the woods. To walk down the stadium steps and be a part of the home team.

I hate being the reason your plane or bus is late. Trust me, I feel awful about that. I miss stretching my legs after a hard day, or dancing at a wedding (badly).

Most of all, I hate how restricted the world feels. I miss celebrations because I can't get to the second floor of a bar. I have to meet my friends’ new baby on the front lawn because I can't get into their house. Without my legs, the world feels like a series of obstacles and barriers. It makes me feel like I can't be a part…

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