Nicely written opinion except for the groaner cliched paragraph:
"The doctors could not guarantee that I would walk again, but I persevered. A year later, I had regained some ability to move. I did not regain feeling in the lower half of my body, but I could walk again."

Can't believe the NYT editors continue to allow this kind of misleading language in their newspaper.

Revelations in a Wheelchair

A recently disabled New York City photographer gets an education in the discrimination that people like him must face.