Injured in 1995 at age 18, Paraplegic
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I had a boyfriend at the time, that didn’t last very long. We broke up a month after I got back to school, and so, so that was then, I was like; no one’s going to love me anymore because obviously, he couldn’t. You know, for a while it was, really threw me for a loop, and I didn’t know how to be. And I think that that’s a hard thing you have to learn, you know, and I think a lot of people go through that when they’re younger. I think eventually you have to be comfortable with yourself, and confident in yourself and be comfortable with your disability and how it affects you for anyone else to be—and that’s friends but it’s much more important with intimate partners is that if you’re comfortable with yourself, then they can be too.