Tammy Russell, who thought Geoff was “arrogant” before the accident, found herself drawn to a man who had changed physically and emotionally.
She fell in love and in 1993 married the man who showed her a determined spirit and a growing ability to appreciate life.
Wheelchair sex and the ability to develop sexuality, participate in sexual activity, and maintain long term intimate relations is desired as much by people with a disability as in the general population.
The majority of spinal cord injury wheelchair users are 15 to 45 years of age so sex and fertility often become an important issue.
There are many prayers for times of desperation, when miracles are needed from God and God alone. Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me.
Many Catholics turn to the St Jude Prayer when all seems desperate. In Thy Name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me.
“If I want him to do something, I tell him he can’t do it,” she said.
Doctors at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago told Geoff, 43, that most men with spinal cord injuries can father children.
I give Thee my entire self, Lord Jesus, I accept Thee as my Lord God and Savior.
I am his primary caregiver, we have attendant care 4 nights a week for 3 hours, the rest is left up to me. Every day I find it harder and harder to take care of him. Worst of all, he is a very cold hearted person with a very dry sense of humor.
I love him very much and my family has just not gotten to where they accept our relationship.
I gave up a lot to be with Chris because I love him so much.
Adjusting to a quadriplegia lifestyle has been really hard for me.