Who in their right mind (see how easy it is?) would describe something that happened quickly as happening at "breakneck speed" when speaking to a paraplegic-one who suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident?
While we as a society were dreaming of that better future for all, one without injury, disease, or disability, we completely dropped the ball for those with disabilities now, who aren't fortunate enough to be rich and/or famous.
Although it is assumed a misfortune to have a disability to handle within your life, there really should be no shame or pity in having one. Those of us with disabilities are proven to have superior skills to adapting to our environments.