There’s a saying about what happens when you assume… I’ll let you Google it. Why do people always assume that if you look healthy, then you are healthy? Every time someone makes a comment like that, it hurts twice. “You’re young, so this won’t be a problem for you.” First, I have to deal with explaining why it is a problem. Worse, it’s a reminder of what I should be able to do. Yeah, “should” doesn’t exist. I shouldn’t think about it. But most of us do, right? The “should” already haunts me. I don’t need a stranger to bring it up. For you folks without a CI, please don’t make any assumptions. Just because someone isn’t in a wheelchair, it doesn’t mean they’re completely physically, mentally, or emotionally able to do everything you think they can. I’d rather not have to print it on a t-shirt to make people aware.