Who I am

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Hello all, would just like to tell you a little about who I am, and how life has treated me over the many years I have been in a chair.

I was born in November 1960, so have been in the chair over half my life.

I am a T-5 Paraplegic, hurt in June of 1980 from a motorcycle accident.

I live in a town called Manassas, Virginia, which used to be a sleepy little town, but over the years has grown from the days of a place that took a major part in the Civil War.

I am not married, and never have been, so therefore don't have any kids, just a Golden Retriever, of which her name is Sandy.

After I got hurt I renovated the house a bit with making the bathroom door wider and building a ramp so I could get in where my mother lives, and have lived there every since. She is one of my best friends and helps me out in any way she can.

Today, July 20th, 2001 I finally got the New XLT 2000 Handcycle in. I will have a section you can look at to see a few pictures of it under  My Cycle the XLT 2000 . This should give you a idea of what I ride, (or in the beginning atleast) I am sure I will change things as time comes along and I get used to being able to ride it. Sure is different from a standard bike :-)

New News for the year 2002. I was granted funds from Challenged Athletes Foundation to help me out in my venture to grow stronger and get better in the sport with my handcycle. I would like to thank them publicly for all they have done for me, and hope that if you would like to get a chance to get into a sport, strive to get healthier, or just to help out with someone that you know that might have a disability in some way, please get in contact with them at  http://www.challengedathletes.org/caf/, please tell them you heard about it, or saw it on my page, and would like to know more about how you can help them, or they might help you.


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