Responses to NEW MOBILITY’s May cover package, “Life in the Time of COVID-19,” from Newmobility.com:
I just want to thank you all for all the great stories. It’s nice to read something and no longer feel alone. I’m a T4 paraplegic, and I’ve been hospitalized three times during this COVID-19 pandemic, which was one of my biggest fears. There was sort of this relief or calming feeling, as I read each story and found a connection in some form or fashion.
Y’all are awesome.
What a blessing to have people share their personal stories. I felt a sense of connectivity with all your stories. Because of our individual situations in learning acceptance, patience, adapting to the new, etc., I strongly believe we have a better understanding of what the world is going through. We have an abundance of resources and online services compared to 31 years ago when I became a T7 paraplegic and a mother of a gorgeous baby boy. Life is different right now, but I know we all have a powerful strength within ourselves that will help us fight through this. Keep safe everyone, and enjoy life one day at a time.
Thank you for sharing. I love that this unites us. I am in Bluffton, South Carolina, and I’m a T7 paraplegic. I was supposed to have surgery on March 31 to remove Harrington rods that had been stabilizing my spine for the last 30 years. I decided to delay the surgery. Luckily, I do not feel the pain of the rod, but it is doing damage.
I think back 30 years ago, and this incident would have been devastating to me and a lot of people in the Women’s Wheelchair network. Today it is difficult, but advice, resources and support abound. This helped me out today. I was feeling a little low.
These people, who are probably the tip of the iceberg, are an inspiration to us all. All the very best for your continuing journey and health.
I have such respect for the writers and the people written about in this excellent article. Wishing you all “medical establishment” improvements, new joys and necessary supports as we move beyond the current impacts of COVID-19.
Nan Abernathy Moss