Illness is intensely personal, but it never affects the person diagnosed alone.
She’d pretend to be my dog and I had to issue commands to her.
My cane is a physical manifestation of my identity as a disabled person, and that’s something that is always part of me.
I’d always been taught the bad men were the ones lurking in the bushes. No one ever told me they could be the man you marry.
People with disabilities are people first. We are not defined by our disability as one-dimensional.
“It was really bizarre, just no part of me believed it. When doctors said I was paraplegic, I never thought for a second it was true.”
Fighting against a condition that’s intent on stripping my nerve coatings is the most effective way to scream “Screw you!” 
‘Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me.’