"Jacob knows that there are young men in wheel chairs that are worse off than him and so he looks at himself as having it pretty good," says Mabus, who heads the Chicago's PPMD support group. "When he said he wanted to do the trial, I told him that what he is doing is something magnificent-that he's not just helping himself, but he could be helping a lot of people. I think it's good for us to realize these boys are doing something heroic, because if this drug becomes viable, they really are heroes."
Robin Huiras is a writer living in Evergreen Park.
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