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Paraplegic dad turns his wheelchair adventures with his six-year-old daughter into a children’s book

Published: October 4, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

glen-and-elaina-3Paraplegic man who thought he would never be a dad turns his wheelchair adventures with his six-year-old daughter into a children’s book

A man who thought he’d never have kids has chronicled the adventures he and his daughter have in his wheelchair, to give hope to parents with disabilities.

When Glen Dick, 47, from Chalfont, Pennsylvania was paralysed after suffering a spinal cord injury in 1995, he thought his dreams of becoming a father were over.

But in 2010, five years after getting hitched to his wife Monica, 35, the delighted couple welcomed their first child Elaina.

Paraplegic dad: ‘For everything I’ve lost, I’ve gained so much more’

Published: June 21, 2010

Men account for the vast majority of people with spinal cord injury-related paralysis. Most are in their prime reproductive years.

Glen Dick didn’t see himself married with kids. Just finding a date is hard when you’re paralyzed from the chest down, no matter how good looking you are.

Then Glen met Monica, a corporate career woman who says she broke up with guys for wearing the wrong shoes.