“Helper Monkey” Is Paralyzed Man’s Hands
Now this has gotta be the feel good story of the week, perhaps the month:
“As long as he had a ball and bat in his hand he was a happy kid.” Ellen Rogers talks about her son Ned Sullivan, who five years ago was just like any other college senior.
But that’s when life, just stopped.
“It’s that call every parent dreads,” recalls Ellen.
Ned had a seizure behind the wheel and crashed into a brick wall and broke his neck. He was paralyzed from the neck down. He spent a long year in the hospital getting better, but when he got home, he got worse.
Ned says, “I always felt alone and stuck and depressed.”
But then his sister was invited to a school assembly and the topic? Helping Hands Helper Monkeys. The organization helps people with spinal cord injuries by giving them monkey to help with everyday tasks.
As someone with close friends with disabilities, as well as a hidden disability myself, this kinda story really touches me.