MPW.69 / 2017 Living with Adam by Nathan Howard
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Story Summary

Adam Goza, 33, was drunk when he jumped off a dock and fell thirty feet into shallow water, breaking his neck. Told he would be a quadriplegic for the rest of his life, Adam relies on his mother Chery Giddens, 59. After five years of recovery Adam and his mother refuse to accept that his condition is permanent and continue his recovery in hopes of a day when Adam can return to a life of independence.

Adams days are spent planning hunting trips and exotic travels for a future where he’s regained the use of his legs. Chery’s are spent next to her son, bathing and feeding him. Together they wait for the day when their prayers will come true.