I listen to the gentle murmuring voice
Of our city, awake despite the hour
And I linger, unwilling to return
To the television world inside — droolingmonkey

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Determination

One of my best friends is a parapalegic.He broke his back in a bike accident 27 yrs ago and has spent all this time in a wheelchair.But,it doesnt stop him doing anything.He cooked lunch for us today.He made crumbed fish and chips and salad and ham with pineapple.With no effort.He has a big chopping board on his knee,mixes the egg yolks,cuts up chips..putting everything into a wall oven and making a delicious meal.We had a lovely few hrs with him.
He never ceases to amaze me.Nothing much fazes him.His wheelchair is electric now cos hes torn his shoulder.He still walks his big german shepherd,still gardens,and still parties.The things we all take for granted he has mastered.His disability has made him strong.
The doctors have all told him hed never make 40..hes almost 50.Im proud of him.

posted by butterflies @ 8:28 PM

4 Comments:

At 6:27 AM, Blogger sleeplessinoklahoma said...

Way cool!!! Able-bodied folks who grumble all the time about little, insignificant aches & pains should take a lesson.
What a blessing this man is to all who are fortunate enough to know him.
Rock on!!!!

Blessed be...

 
At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Jake said...

Heh, I guess the doctors dont take into account willpower and stubborness and determination - I remember them saying the same thing about YOU, and look at you go!

Theres another one that springs to mind as well, who has far exceeded any medical prospects that have been given to him, and who is also a blessing ;)

 
At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Jake said...

Gah! Silly time zone thing! I dont feel like its 8pm last night...

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger Gary said...

That's a testimonial to why people should focus on what they DO have rather than what they dont have. Good for him.

 

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