Some people are walking around with full use of their bodies and they're more paralyzed than I am.
I did my first apprenticeship when I was 15, then joined the union when I was 17. I worked every summer in high school and college.
My father is an intellectual and physical man, which is a rather unusual combination. He's great. As he brought up me and my brothers and sisters, he ingrained in us that your appearance is not your responsibility, other than that you should not be a slob.
A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.
I am optimistic. But I also know that, with time, I'm beginning to fight issues of aging as well as long-term paralysis.
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.
To be able to feel the lightest touch really is a gift.