Katie Morillo used to be a rushing New York commuter. She knows all too well that people are trying to get where they’re going as quickly as possible — and are easily frustrated by anything that slows them down.
Now she’s on the other side of the equation.
When Ms. Morillo was 20, a car accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. She now uses an electric wheelchair.
“There’s always that one person that has that attitude and says something,” Ms. Morillo, 34, said in a recent interview. “It doesn’t faze me. We’re all trying to get somewhere. You’re taking it out on me? It’s not working.”
She puts her headphones on and tunes it out.
“I know there are a lot of people who are disabled and get very frustrated,” Ms. Morillo said. “I try not to be one of those people.”
Ms. Morillo was born and raised in the Bronx, where she now lives with her daughter, Makayla. In 2005, she was participating in a pharmaceutical research study in New Jersey. On the last day of the study, a fellow participant offered her a ride home with some others back to the city.
On the New Jersey Turnpike, another driver changed lanes, colliding with the car in which she was riding in the back middle seat, without a seatbelt.
“It was like a movie — the car was turning and turning nonstop,” Ms. Morillo recalled. She estimates that if had turned one more time, it would have ended up on the other side of the guardrail in oncoming traffic.
Everyone but Ms. Morillo got out of the car with only a few scratches, she said.
“Everyone is getting out, but I’m wondering, ‘Why am I not moving? I can’t get out,’” she said. “That’s when I realized that both of my legs were behind me.”
She had fractured her spine.
“Next thing I know, they’re calling a helicopter,” she said.
A doctor told her that she would never walk again, but the news did not sink in until she realized that hospital staff had to transfer her from bed to bed. “I thought, ‘All this help, I’m not used to it,” she recalled.
A week later, she underwent a 14-hour surgery. Ms. Morillo had to start over, first by learning to rely on her upper-body strength.
“You’re used to your arms doing one thing and your legs doing another — how do I even move my legs? I didn’t even know how to sit up straight,” she said. “That’s what I had to start with.”
Slowly, she began to acclimate, learning how to shinny into her pants while lying down and the best way to put her shoes on. Then she practiced using a wheelchair.
By the time she turned 22, Ms. Morillo said, she had come to terms with her disability.
“I was never angry at things. I was always O.K. There were times you would just think about it, and it would hit you, ” she said. “There were times here and there where I was like, ‘Dang, I would have been doing this or that.’”
After a year and a half of hospitalization and rehabilitation, Ms. Morillo landed a full-time job conducting phone surveys.
For the past four years, Ms. Morillo has been a front desk administrator at Independent Care System, a long-term care agency that works with people with physical and mental disabilities.
Her daughter, Makayla, was born in 2007 and this fall began attending St. Ignatius School in the Bronx, allowing Ms. Morillo an opportunity to visit her daughter’s classroom (Makayla’s previous school was not wheelchair accessible).
“For parents, it’s so normal, but I wasn’t able to do it before,” Ms. Morillo said. “It’s exciting. I know I can go in, and I haven’t done that for years.”
When Ms. Morillo’s electric wheelchair broke in the fall, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York, one of the eight groups supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, drew on 0 from the fund to cover the co-payment needed to fix it.
Ms. Morillo said she asks only two things of her daughter: to have good manners and do well in school.
“And to clean my room,” Makayla chimed in.
“All I want in this world is for her to be O.K.,” Ms. Morillo said. “She’s my motivation for me to keep on going and working.”
Ms. Morillo said she hopes her example inspires Makayla to never give up.
“There’s no excuse,” she said. “If I can do it, you have the whole world for you, girl.”B:
【咻】！ 【但】【见】【秦】【峰】【就】【取】【出】【了】【一】【个】【刀】【器】【出】【来】！ “【伏】【魔】【神】【刀】！” 【神】【刀】【之】【中】，【弹】【击】【出】【一】【个】【器】【灵】【出】【来】！ “【伏】【魔】【冰】【狂】【鹿】！” 【咻】！ 【这】【鹿】【兽】【浑】【身】，【释】【放】【出】【了】【无】【尽】【的】【冰】【刃】【出】【来】！【而】【后】，【冰】【刃】【就】【尽】【数】【切】【割】【向】【了】【那】【粉】【鹿】【狸】【兽】。 【狸】【兽】【就】【被】【切】【杀】。 【咻】！ 【但】【见】【这】【夏】【侯】【中】【就】【祭】【出】【了】【一】【个】【箭】【器】【出】【来】！ “【荒】【神】【剑】！”
【但】【无】【疑】，【林】【夏】【又】【是】【幸】【运】【的】。 【因】【为】【她】【自】【始】【至】【终】，【都】【有】【一】【个】【在】【她】【身】【边】【默】【默】【喜】【欢】【的】【陈】【文】【超】，【在】【她】【难】【受】【的】【日】【子】【里】，【都】【是】【这】【个】【大】【男】【孩】【一】【直】【陪】【着】【她】【过】【来】【的】。 【所】【以】【毕】【业】【后】，【两】【人】【很】【快】【的】【举】【行】【了】【婚】【礼】。 【只】【是】【之】【前】【两】【人】【一】【直】【为】【了】【自】【己】【的】【事】【业】【而】【奋】【斗】，【要】【孩】【子】【比】【较】【晚】。 【这】【两】【年】【陈】【文】【超】【的】【事】【业】【步】【入】【了】【正】【轨】，【两】【人】【才】【计】【划】【要】【小】【孩】【的】
“【祝】【锦】，【对】【吗】？” 【李】【子】【清】【没】【有】【点】【头】，【也】【没】【有】【摇】【头】。 “【我】【和】【祝】【锦】【虽】【然】【是】【很】【好】【的】【朋】【友】，【但】【我】【们】【有】【两】【套】【非】【常】【不】【一】【样】【的】【价】【值】【观】。【我】【不】【认】【同】【祝】【锦】【的】【交】【友】【准】【则】【和】【观】【念】，【可】【我】【也】【不】【会】【因】【为】【韩】【博】【有】【社】【交】【恐】【惧】【症】【去】【干】【涉】【他】【们】。【感】【情】【没】【有】【对】【错】，【由】【不】【得】【别】【人】【批】【判】。” 【有】【社】【恐】，【不】【代】【表】【就】【需】【要】【被】【小】【心】【翼】【翼】【的】【呵】【护】。【最】【多】【只】【能】【提】【点】【两】【句】今晚马报开多少号【随】【着】【联】【邦】【步】【步】【发】【展】，【从】【塞】【外】【和】【北】【地】【的】【地】【盘】，【发】【展】【到】【今】【天】【囊】【括】【雪】【域】、【大】【半】【中】【部】、【东】【境】【和】【半】【个】【西】【境】【的】【疆】【域】，【没】【有】【拿】【下】【波】【旁】【王】【国】，【未】【消】【灭】【草】【原】【蛮】【族】，【并】【非】【因】【为】【联】【邦】【的】【军】【事】【力】【量】【不】【足】。 【而】【是】【所】【有】【高】【层】【都】【同】【意】，【在】【军】【事】【扩】【张】【的】【途】【中】，【同】【时】【大】【力】【发】【展】【经】【济】、【民】【生】、【科】【技】【等】【硬】【实】【力】。 【联】【邦】【是】【每】【一】【个】【联】【邦】【公】【民】【的】【联】【邦】。 【军】【事】【强】
【【可】【不】【订】【阅】】 【沐】【柒】【被】【那】【些】【鬼】【脸】【弄】【得】【心】【里】【烦】【躁】，【抬】【手】【施】【法】，【斩】【断】【了】【束】【缚】【她】【的】【头】【发】。【再】【次】【抬】【手】【掐】【诀】，【现】【出】【鬼】【门】，【将】【那】【些】【鬼】【脸】【一】【一】【吸】【进】【去】【送】【入】【冥】【界】。 【倒】【是】【那】【头】【发】【被】【斩】【断】【之】【后】，【飞】【快】【的】【不】【见】【了】。 【浓】【浓】【的】【大】【雾】，【沐】【柒】【也】【看】【不】【到】【袁】【无】【尘】，【听】【不】【见】【任】【何】【声】【音】。 【这】【鬼】【有】【些】【道】【行】，【有】【能】【力】【变】【出】【迷】【雾】【困】【住】【沐】【柒】。 【沐】【柒】【不】【怕】
【洁】【白】【的】【沙】【子】【像】【雪】【粒】【一】【样】【纯】【洁】，【宽】【广】【的】【海】【面】，【一】【览】【无】【余】，【望】【不】【到】【尽】【头】。【碧】【蓝】【碧】【蓝】【的】【海】【水】【轻】【轻】【地】【拍】【打】【着】【沙】【滩】，【像】【是】【母】【亲】【温】【柔】【的】【手】【轻】【抚】【着】【小】【孩】【的】【后】【背】。【沙】【滩】【不】【远】【处】【只】【有】【一】【栋】【小】【房】【子】，【四】【周】【再】【无】【其】【它】，【在】【沙】【滩】【上】【躺】【着】，【让】【人】【忘】【记】【所】【有】。 【一】【个】【任】【性】【的】【声】【音】【响】【起】：“【臭】【丫】【头】，【你】【什】【么】【时】【候】【嫁】【给】【我】【啊】？” 【一】【个】【清】【脆】【的】【声】【音】【说】：“
【姬】【永】【昌】【告】【诉】【张】【晓】【儒】【一】【个】【消】【息】，【阎】【老】【西】【已】【经】【将】【原】【骑】【兵】【第】【二】【师】，【收】【编】【为】【新】【编】【第】【二】【军】。【阎】【老】【西】【给】【了】【姬】【永】【昌】【一】【个】【师】【长】【的】【头】【衔】，【这】【让】【他】【既】【兴】【奋】【又】【发】【愁】。 【兴】【奋】【的】【是】，【自】【己】【一】【回】【到】【国】【军】，【马】【上】【就】【升】【职】，【团】【长】【升】【到】【师】【长】，【至】【少】【得】【是】【个】【少】【将】【啊】。 【可】【是】，【发】【愁】【的】【是】，【他】【手】【里】【只】【剩】【下】【一】【个】【营】【了】。【三】【个】【营】【的】【编】【制】【倒】【还】【在】，【但】【士】【兵】【加】【起】【来】，【只】