Santa Fe Living Treasures ‚Äď Elder Stories

Pain accompanied his life. A car accident in the 1960s left him paralyzed. He fought persistently to regain the use of his legs. Within two years he was able to walk again, but the pain remained. "Pain has been a constant in my life," he said, looking back, "a good educator. I believe pain is worth something, if only to make you more sympathetic with people in pain. Pain is a very common thing in our existence."