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Thompson 1 Alissa Thompson Criminology Wheelchair Warrior #2 Like Melvin Juette said, “being shot was the best and worst experience of my life.” After leaving the hospital and rehabilitation center, Juette experienced many transitions and turning points in his life, and met people that would be great influences on him for the rest of his life. After being in the hospital from getting shot, Juette went through many positive transitions and turning points to make his life better. After the hospital, he was transferred to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This is where he first started to use a wheelchair. The RIC was a major turning point in Juette’s life because that was where reality set in; “It was a reality check and I was scared to death” (70). At first he was scared, but then he realized being upset about being in a wheelchair for the rest of his life would do him no good. He accepted the fact and moved on and made himself better from this experience. Rehab is where he was introduced to wheelchair basketball. From playing on the team at the rehab
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