Matthew Bates

First post: Jan 7, 2011 Latest post: Jun 19, 2019

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I'm Matthew and things were going pretty well until the spring of 2002. I was cruising around furniture and trying to get up the courage to start trying to run. Then in May I suffered a stroke. It left me paralyzed on the right side. Over the years I've learned to do lots of things over and I'm now left-handed, rather than right. My sister likes this because it's only Katie and me in our family that are lefties! Even though I have this really cool wheel-chair with wheels that light up when I'm movin' and groovin'...I still wish I could walk again. I get around great and I can do the fastest hopping of anyone I know! But, still I'd like to walk again and even one day maybe I'll be able to run around the yard with my brothers and sister. Also, I want to say, "Thanks Mom for helping me tell my story and typing it too!"

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