November 11, 1977 (38 years ago) I was accidentally shot and paralyzed…… On December 14th – my 15th birthday, I received a new wheelchair. At that time I was not happy to receive a wheelchair (what a birthday gift – right?)
Now I see it differently. Although I’ve been handicapped for all these years, I’ve considered it a gift that someone invented the wheel and more recently the wheelchair as I’ve been able to enjoy the fullness of life because of this gift. I’ve had a few (ok many) surgeries over the years, but I’ve been blessed with good health. I encourage each of you to recognize the gift of good health and modern technology.
By the way – every time you see a handicapped parking stall, just know that I’m the original model.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays – Mike