South of Certainty
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South of Certainty

Why I Appreciate Disability Jokes

Photo by Marija Zaric on Unsplash

On July 2nd, 2005, I shattered my fifth cervical vertebra, rendering me a quadriplegic. I spent a month in an intensive care unit, and another three months in physical rehab. I spent the next three years doing physical therapy, only to learn the hard I would never walk again without technological intervention.

It was by far the darkest time of my life.

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Matthew B. Johnson

Matthew B. Johnson

I’m a Sacramento-based writer, English professor, track coach, C-5 incomplete quadriplegic, diehard 49ers fan, comic book geek, and lover of all things coffee.