Elena: How do you like your new job at the Veteran's Hospital?
Wieland: I like it a lot. It's really rewarding.
Elena: What do you do there, exactly?
Wieland: My job is to help returning vets who have been physically injured adjust to living with their medical disabilities.
Elena: You mean people who have lost limbs?
Wieland: Yes, some of the vets have had one or more limbs amputated. But that's only one of the many disabilities we see at the hospital. For instance, this week I'm working with a vet who suffered serious hearing loss and a woman who has developed a visual impairment.
维兰德：是的，有些老兵遭受了一个部位或者几个部位的截肢 。这只是我在这家医院面对的许多残疾症状中的一种 。例如，这星期我就照顾了一位丧失听力的老兵，还有一位患有视觉障碍的女兵 。
Elena: It sounds like a very hard job.
Wieland: It can be, but it's also inspiring sometimes. I've seen people who are paralyzed—paraplegics and quadriplegics—overcome their disabilities and lead full and happy lives. With the help of wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, seeing-eye dogs, and modified cars, a lot of people with disabilities can learn to be independent. That's part of my job.
维兰德：可能吧，不过有时也是鼓舞人心的工作 。我看到有的残疾人——有些是下肢瘫痪，有些是四肢瘫痪——他们克服障碍，又重新过上充实快乐的日子 。在轮椅，假肢，导盲犬，改装车的帮助下，许多残疾人能够学会独立 。这就是我工作的一部分 。
Elena: Then you're just the person I need to help my brother.
Wieland: Is he disabled?
Elena: Yes, he has a serious case of paralysis, caused by extreme laziness. Is there any help for him?