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Entries from December 2009

So, wheelchairs are for wusses, eh? During these holidays, please take stock of wrong assumptions and never look at someone disabled the same way again. They need your respect, not your pity. By watching this high-flying video, you can see that fate can knock a kid off his or her legs, but it can’t remove the wind from their adrenaline, their courage or their imagination. Could Timmy Tim handle this? As my uncle would say, “You betcha!”

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Gordon, had he been injured today instead of 1940, would’ve had these extreme sorts burying their eyes. Even so, the things he survived as a quadriplegic still astonish. He just wasn’t getting as much air as these pros. Happy Holidays everyone, and if you get a chance, please check out Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous […]

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Tags: Family matters · Hollywood · Outrageous Legends · paralysis · Pure Inspiration · Quadriplegia

Welcome to the future today

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

ROME – A group of European scientists say they have successfully connected a robotic hand to a man who had lost an arm, allowing him to feel sensations in the artificial hand and control it with his thoughts. Story link I can only imagine how fast my uncle, Gordon Zahler, would’ve signed up for this […]

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Tags: Family matters · medical advancements · paralysis · Quadriplegia