It is a big deal. We don't typically talk about it, but it's going to need to be officially addressed really quick here. Yes, when we go to airports or like Sams Club, he has to get in a wheelchair. He hates it, but it's the only way. He physically cannot walk that far. At work, he has a special stall in the parking garage, and everywhere else, we drop him off by the doors and then park.
But sometimes, we need a dang wheelchair and he does not want one. To have a wheelchair everywhere we go is like, giving up for him. We've mentioned getting a lightweight one that folds up or something, but he's not having it at all. He's very headstrong and wants to be independent. He's not looking for special attention or sympathy from anyone. And while his walking certainly attracts both of those, the wheelchair is just too far. To be honest, we're all just holding out for a miracle. It's inevitable that in a year or so, that point will come, and when it does, we will all be devastated. But I guess we will cross that bridge when we come to it. In the meantime, I pray he does not get seriously hurt. I cringe at the thought of the falls I know he takes, but for him to get really hurt would be absolutely terrible.