I’m a father in a wheelchair – which comes with its own unique fears

My worry is always that people will see the wheelchair and not me. But to my daughters, I’m just their dad

It took a few years, even after they had learned to talk, for my daughters to notice my wheelchair or ask me about it. Children are amazing that way. They don’t discriminate at a fundamental level. When my oldest, Poe, was learning her letters. Her p, d, b and q’s were undistinguishable, because really why should orientation matter? She unerringly knew which one she had drawn. There is an age, too, that magic tricks were wasted on them. Why shouldn’t [...]

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