"Don't feel like you have to go any route. If you don't want to do support groups, don't want to do your peer mentoring for a while, don't do it. But be open to that possibility re-emerging in your life." - Ian Ruder, C5 Complete Quadriplegic from Oregon, USA.
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"Never let your disability stop you. It’s going to slow you down so much, it’s going to be so frustrating, but just continue to persist."
“Your wheelchair can literally be your legs anyway. Yeah you may not be able to go jump and leap, and maybe not be able to go up stairs as easy and other things, but there’s always something that can aid you in that way.”
“There are stand up comics but I can’t find a sit-down comic. I can make jokes about things that no one else could touch with a 10 foot pole, and I’m only a five foot pole... I need to go back to work.”
"Get yourself mentally healthy as soon as you can, and deal with those emotions as soon as you can... Once I accepted that I’m very likely going to be in this chair the rest of my life, it opened up everything."
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