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"Walking" without walking

Posted by Tamar F.

Some of you may not be able to walk in the traditional sense at all. My uncle in law was a star of the Wheelchair Olympics. Having been shot and paralyzed since the age of 19, he made up his mind to not be deterred in life. This was no easy feat 40 years ago – paralyzed people often had difficult health problems that were not treatable and he was not expected to have a long life. However, he got strong in his wheelchair and was able to travel the world: Japan, Hong Kong, all of Europe, Israel, Canada and Mexico. There are many state parks that have where special efforts have been made to make the trails wheelchair accessible. So, even if you can’t walk, “walk”!

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