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  • Teacher Hits Handicapped Child, Tells Him Black People Fought to not "Serve White People like You"

    06/29/2015 12:00:28 PM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/29/15 | Aurelius
    A Cincinnati teacher has resigned in the wake of racist comments and abusive actions taken toward handicapped children. Intervention Specialist Pamela Bullock has left her position at Wayne Local Schools in Warren County, after four teaching assistants wrote a letter to administrators detailing her abuse toward students. In one incident, the assistants reported that Ms. Bullock was taking care of a handicapped, non-verbal student, when she became irate at him. Bullock threw a marker at the boy, hitting him in the head. Later the same day, "a racial comment was directed toward the same student," wrote the assistants. "After applying...
  • Video: Wheelchair-Bound Woman In Path Of Baltimore Riot's Thrown Projectiles

    04/26/2015 2:43:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Breitbart News
    A shocking video of Saturday’s violent riots in Baltimore, Maryland show an individual shielding a handicapped woman caught in the sights of a mob throwing bottles, trash cans, and other objects at random bar patrons.
  • Iran reacts harshly to Netanyahu speech (threatens to put Israel in 'wheelchair')

    03/04/2015 3:04:04 PM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/04/2015 20:43 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Parliament speaker Ali Larijani warns that if Israel dares attack Iran with US congressional support, the Americans should expect to see “Israel in a wheelchair.” An Iranian reaction to the speech of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the US Congress was not long in coming, with numerous harsh criticism leveled at the speech and Israel. “The only one who is angry and upset about the course of negotiations is an occupying regime that sees its survival in war and invasion,” said President Hassan Rouhani in reference to Netanyahu’s speech in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Iran’s Mehr News reported. “People...
  • FIREFLY Wheel Chair attachment - Disability Good News Alert!

    12/29/2014 9:25:02 PM PST · by Baynative · 13 replies
    Coolest Inventions ^ | current | Website
    "The Firefly is an electric bike you attach to a manual wheelchair." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4jESFIbAS0
  • Community replaces stolen wheelchair for 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome

    12/24/2014 5:28:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    ABC ^ | December 23, 2014 | ABC
    CORONA, Calif. -- Corona, California police officers delivered a special Christmas gift Monday to a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome who had her wheelchair stolen. With the help of the San Diego Down Syndrome Society, officers were able to replace the specialized wheelchair stolen last week from her front porch. The original chair cost about $2,500. "This device, it makes sure that the user is restrained, kept safe in the wheel chair. It's also very adjustable, so that as they grow, it can grow with them," said Kaelan Rios with the San Diego Down Syndrome Society. Coincidentally, the stolen wheelchair...
  • Do you think Wendy Davis's wheelchair ad crossed the line? (Freep this Poll)

    10/11/2014 1:47:28 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 69 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 11, 2014 | Staff
    Do you think Wendy Davis's wheelchair ad crossed the line?
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Kiss of Death (1947)

    09/26/2014 7:04:52 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Nick Bianco (Victor Mature) is a soft-hearted crook who wants nothing more than to put his criminal past behind him and return to his family. That's not always as easy as it seems, however, especially when it means crossing a giggling psychopath like Tommy Udo (Richard Widmark, who gives us one of the most memorable/infamous scenes in film noir history). Colleen Gray co-stars.
  • Lowe's Employees Fix Vets Wheelchair, Because VA Wouldn't

    07/14/2014 7:12:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Three unsung heroes at a Lowe’s Home Improvements store fixed a Vietnam veteran’s broken-down wheelchair, which was much more than his local Veterans Affairs office was willing to do. He wrote this letter to his local newspaper, the Staten Island Advance, to give thanks to the men and the company that went to bat for him, when the government wouldn’t. In 1971, I stepped on a land mine in Vietnam and lost both legs above the knee. For the past two years, I have been waiting to receive a new wheelchair from the Veterans Administration. In addition, I have been...
  • Illinois nursing home cited for truck stop incident

    10/03/2013 7:58:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 10/3/2013
    Illinois nursing home cited for truck stop incident By Associated Press LEBANON — Health officials cited a southwestern Illinois nursing home after workers left a wheelchair-bound man at a truck stop without medication or ID when he refused to submit to a mandatory background check. The Belleville News-Democrat reports the parent company of Lebanon Care Center was cited for improper nursing care, violating a resident's rights and an involuntary transfer. A Petersen Health Network executive says they'll appeal.
  • Unearthed footage shows President Roosevelt being pushed in wheelchair

    07/11/2013 3:06:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    AP ^ | July 10 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS — A professor at an Indiana college says he has found film footage showing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt being pushed in his wheelchair, depicting a secret that was hidden from the public until after his death. Ray Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College south of Indianapolis, said Tuesday he found the eight-second clip while conducting unrelated research in the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. The National Archives and the FDR Presidential Museum and Library couldn’t say for certain if other such footage exists but both said it is at least rare.
  • The Class Photo that Broke a Mother’s Heart

    06/17/2013 5:42:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 350 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 17, 2013
    What is wrong with this picture? It's one of those things that you don't get, until you get it. Unless you are eternally empathetic, you look at this photo and don't see much wrong at all. To Anne Belanger, mother of Miles, the photo is unbearable to look at. When the class portrait for her son's Grade 2 class came home, she opened it excitedly, and immediately shoved it back in the envelope. She couldn't look at it. It broke her heart. Anne's son, Miles, has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. At the age of 13 months, his parents were told that...
  • Toddler in wheelchair heading to Disney cries during run-in with TSA agents

    02/21/2013 6:30:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    http://www.wftv.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2013
    A family’s run-in with Transportation Security Administration screeners at Missouri's Lambert-St. Louis International Airport as they were heading to Orlando on vacation was caught on camera, and is raising questions about airport security rules. Annie Schulte said it all started when TSA agents asked to pat down her 3-year-old daughter, Lucy, who is disabled and in a wheelchair. The agents also wanted to screen Lucy’s wheelchair. Schulte recorded the incident on her cellphone. In the video, Lucy begins to cry and says, "I don't want to go to Disney World." -snip But the family said the final straw was when...
  • video - Tiny Piglet in a wheelchair

    02/10/2013 2:58:02 AM PST · by mkleesma · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/10/2012 | none cited
    "Chris P. Bacon" was born without hind legs, so his creative owner created a wheelchair out of K'Nex for him.
  • TSA refused to let mother comfort her weeping wheelchair-bound daughter, 12, as they detained

    12/14/2012 12:43:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/14/12 | Lydia Warren
    A 12-year-old girl who uses a wheelchair was left in tears after TSA agents detained her for nearly an hour at a Texas airport after saying they found traces of bomb residue on her hands, her mother claimed today. Shelbi Walser was travelling to Florida with her mother, Tammy Daniels, for treatment for her brittle bone disorder when she was stopped at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Texas. A TSA agent swabbed Shelbi´s hands and she tested positive for explosives. But the wheelchair, which is likely to have transferred any substance to her hands as she pushed it Source: 29...
  • Robbinsville police officer charged with assaulting woman in wheelchair, 4-year-old son

    09/20/2012 4:35:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    nj.com ^ | 18 September, 2012 | Alex Zdan
    ROBBINSVILLE – A Robbinsville police officer was arrested last night after breaking into a family's apartment and assaulting a mother in a wheelchair and her 4-year-old son, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said today. Authorities say they have no idea why Sgt. Mark Lee, an 18-year department veteran, burst into the apartment at Project Freedom, a home for people with disabilities on Hutchinson Road. Knocking the woman from her wheelchair, Lee also allegedly went after the boy and assaulted him as well. “He went berserk,” the father said of Lee this afternoon. “He broke in the house, knocked her down,...
  • Scuba Diving in a Wheelchair is Now Possible for The Handicapped (Must See Video)

    09/04/2012 1:09:18 PM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies
    GATE ^ | 9/4/12 | Chuck Wolk
    The world is getting smaller and smaller every day, and in the last 30 years it has even become smaller for those who are limited to wheelchairs due to crippling injuries or birth defects. In the three videos I offer for your viewing, you can see British artist Sue Austin as she navigates underwater in a swimming pool and around a coral reef in the Ocean using a specially designed wheelchair.Sue Austin, is a British artist who has been disabled since 1996. Sue has created her own style of artistic expression she calls "Freewheeling". Before her new found fame with...
  • Scuba Diving in a Wheelchair is Now Possible for The Handicapped (Must See Video)

    09/01/2012 12:08:04 AM PDT · by OneVike · 9 replies
    GATE ^ | 8/31/12 | Chuck Wolk
    The world is getting smaller and smaller every day, and in the last 30 years it has even become smaller for those who are limited to wheelchairs due to crippling injuries or birth defects. In the three videos I offer for your viewing, you can see British artist Sue Austin as she navigates underwater in a swimming pool and around a coral reef in the Ocean using a specially designed wheelchair.Sue Austin, is a British artist who has been disabled since 1996. Sue has created her own style of artistic expression she calls "Freewheeling". Before her new found fame with...
  • TSA Nabs Suspected Al Queda Terrorist At O'Hare International Airport, A toddler in a wheelchair

    03/18/2012 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Nasher · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 03/17/2012 | mattonair
    A toddler in a wheelchair is stopped by the TSA at ORD (O'Hare Airport in Chicago) and forced to into a sequestered area. On his way to a family vacation in Disney, this 3 year old boy is in a body cast for a broken leg. Despite assurances from his father that "everything is ok", he is physically trembling with fear while he watches his two siblings, mother, father, grandfather and grandmother pass through along with everyone else...only to be singled out.
  • One-Legged Wheelchair Bandit Robs Man

    09/13/2011 6:10:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 1 replies
    WTAE ^ | September 13, 2011
    PITTSBURGH -- Police in Pittsburgh are looking for a man in a wheelchair who robbed a person near the city's Greyhound station. According to police reports, a man told them he was robbed early Tuesday morning in the 1000 block of Liberty Avenue. The victim told police that a man in a wheelchair, who had only one leg, accosted him and claimed to have a gun, though the victim said he never saw it.
  • Woman Charged With DUI In Motorized Wheelchair Crash

    07/21/2011 1:18:37 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    WTAE ^ | July 21, 2011
    CARLISLE, Pa. -- Police say a central Pennsylvania woman is facing DUI charges for piloting her motorized wheelchair with a blood-alcohol level at least twice the legal limit for drivers. The Carlisle Sentinel reports Middlesex Township police arrested 63-year-old Connie Lebo early Wednesday morning after responding to a report about a woman crawling through a yard. Police say Lebo told officers she'd twice crashed her wheelchair, flipping it the second time.
  • Police: Baldwin Man In Wheelchair Shoots, Kills Teen Intruder (PA)

    01/04/2011 7:26:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    ThePittsburghChannel.Com ^ | 3 January, 2011 | NA
    BALDWIN BOROUGH, Pa. — THE PITTSBURGH CHANNEL.com Police said a man in a wheelchair fatally shot a young person who fired shots from a rifle while trying to enter his Baldwin Borough apartment through a window. Channel 4 Action News' Bob Mayo reported that the shooting happened at Rocco Bombara's home on Youngridge Drive in the Leland Point complex just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Lairy Evans James-Watson, of McKees Rocks, fired a warning shot and told everyone in the apartment to get down, Baldwin Police Chief Michael Scott said. "A rifle barrel protruded through the venetian blind in the window....
  • Trash man saves man, 91, in wheelchair

    12/29/2010 4:30:06 PM PST · by DemforBush · 3 replies · 2+ views
    WISH TV 8 (Indianapolis) ^ | 12/29/10w | Jacqueline Policastro
    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - Trash truck driver Levi Riddle only picks up the trash at 91-year-old William Eberhart's Shelbyville home every other week. This was the right week. Eberhart was stuck in his electric wheelchair in a mound of snow at the end of his slick driveway, behind his trash dumpster. 23-year-old driver Riddle saw the elderly man just before attaching his truck to the dumpster — a blow that could have killed Eberhart...
  • In bra, panties and wheelchair, woman goes through Oklahoma City airport screening this morning

    12/01/2010 2:21:15 PM PST · by rawhide · 44 replies · 3+ views
    newsok.com ^ | December 1, 2010
    In bra, panties and wheelchair, woman goes through Oklahoma City airport screening this morning A woman who passed through security at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport in a wheelchair and her underwear missed her flight Tuesday, and she said TSA denied her boarding. A TSA spokeswoman wouldn't say if the woman was denied by TSA employees. A woman who missed her flight at Will Rogers World Airport Tuesday when she showed up in a wheelchair, bra and panties, passed through the airport screening process this morning and has left the city. Tammy Banovac, clad in undergarments and sitting in...
  • TSA Agent Accused of Stealing Cash from Wheelchair-Bound Woman

    05/19/2010 3:54:01 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies · 1,423+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 19 May 10 | BRIAN THOMPSON and JONATHAN DIENST
    A Transportation Security Administration agent has been arrested for allegedly stealing $400 dollars from a wheelchair bound passenger as she passed through a security checkpoint at Newark Airport. Leroy Ray allegedly went into the disabled woman's bag as it passed through the X-ray machine. Ray was caught on surveillance video on February 3, 2010, reaching into the woman's bag to steal an envelope of cash, according to a criminal complaint. The fiftyish year old woman, investigators said, was from North Jersey and was flying out of Newark to visit relatives overseas.
  • Heavy Metal Vocalist Ronnie James Dio Has Died

    05/16/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 120 replies · 3,863+ views
    ronniejamesdio.com ^ | 16 May 2010 | Wendy Dio
    Message from Wendy Dio Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever. - Wendy Dio
  • Wheelchair-bound Marion County man shoots home invader to death(FL)

    12/16/2009 3:39:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 915+ views
    WFTV ^ | 15 December, 2009 | Staff
    * Smaller type Eyewitness News talked to a 62-year-old wheelchair-bound man who shot and killed a man who tried to force his way into his home. Gary Wroblewski says he was watching television in the Silver Springs Shores neighborhood off County Road 464 late Monday night when someone knocked on his door. Wroblewski slightly cracked open the door and found a man claiming he needed help with his broken down car. He says he was immediately suspicious of the man and his story. "So I went and got my gun. I held it behind the door and I opened the...
  • U.S. A.G Eric Holder to give Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan the "Electric Chair" from our benefits.

    11/25/2009 7:33:01 PM PST · by slickfree · 14 replies · 998+ views
    Me | 11/25/09 | C. DeWayne Fletcher
    CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan to get the “Electric Chair” from our wonderful U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder; “I Didn't Pay A Penny Out Of Pocket For My Power Chair", says Hassan. All of the other Gitmo 9/11 suspects face the same benefits.
  • Troops Change Lives With Wheelchair Donations

    10/14/2009 4:57:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 223+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Maurice A. Galloway, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, Oct. 14, 2009 – U.S. troops and reconstruction team members in Iraq’s Basra province completed what some say was a small task with a huge impact on improving the lives of some Iraqi families with disabled children. Army Master Sgt. David Deuel assembles one of 20 wheelchairs donated to the provincial reconstruction team in Iraq’s Basra province by Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids, a nonprofit group created to meet the needs of Iraqi children who suffer from mobility-limiting disabilities. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Maurice A. Galloway  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In a combined...
  • When Mr. Right Just Happens to be in a wheelchair

    09/05/2009 4:22:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 1,427+ views
    Deacon's Bench ^ | September 5, 2009 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    Few love stories could be as joyous and poignant as this one, about a couple who discovered love, despite physical limitations: It was always among the first things Dan Powell wrote in e-mails to prospective dates -- that he was in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the chest down. "It's one of those things that shouldn't matter, but does," he explained. Often, the responses he got, when communicating with women through online dating services, were swift and emotional: "They were like 'Well, I'm not really sure I'm ready for that.' Or 'Gee, I'm so sorry you went through that,' " recalls...
  • (Aluminum) Wheelchair ramp stolen from Miami man's yard (lowest of the low)

    07/26/2009 2:36:11 PM PDT · by dennisw · 14 replies · 571+ views
    miamiherald. ^ | 07.26.09
    MIAMI, Fla. -- Police are searching recycling centers and scrap yards for a 5-foot long aluminum wheelchair ramp that was stolen from a handicapped man's yard. Miami Police said a man riding a bike stole the ramp - after pushing the 74-year-old man's wife out of the way. The ramp fit over the stairs. The thief rode away on his bicycle, carrying the ramp. Police are urging any worker at a center that accepts metal to call them immediately if someone tries to cash it in. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.
  • Japanese Wheelchair Steered Using Brain Waves

    06/29/2009 7:01:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies · 2,282+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/29/2009 | Staff
    TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. says it has developed a way of steering a wheelchair by just detecting brain waves, without the person having to move a muscle or shout a command. Toyota's system, developed in a collaboration with researchers in Japan, is among the fastest in the world in analyzing brain waves, it said in a release Monday. Past systems required several seconds to read brain waves, but the new technology requires only 125 milliseconds — or 125 thousandths of a second.
  • Charity donating electric wheelchair to Marines Wheelchair will be matched with injured Marine

    05/26/2009 7:35:49 AM PDT · by Dubya · 1 replies · 397+ views
    N C TIMES ^ | AARON CLAVERIE
    TEMECULA ---- A local charity that supports U.S. soldiers and their families will be delivering an electric wheelchair to the naval hospital at Camp Pendleton. The charity, Temecula's All From The Heart, received the electric wheelchair as a gift from Black Sheep Motorcycle Ministry, one of the local Christian motorcycle clubs.
  • Gibsons' cops kill "weird" woman after two gunned down in nursing home

    03/31/2009 7:31:05 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies · 979+ views
    Vancouver Province ^ | March 31, 2009 | Katie Mercer
    Mounties have shot a woman in a wheelchair dead after she gunned down two people inside a Gibsons nursing home. One of the woman's victims is dead and the other has been taken to St. Paul's Hospital by helicopter. The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan Christensen Village nursing home after two employees approached the wheelchair-bound resident. The woman allegedly shot them with a rifle. She may have also had a handgun on her, according to witnesses. Residents identified the woman to The Province as Linda, 40. They said she had been acting erratically after being served...
  • **** donation has Iraqis wheelin' good

    02/27/2009 12:01:47 PM PST · by mnehring · 11 replies · 291+ views
    SLUG: Wheelchair.cit Caption: A Babil Province child in Iraq is helped into his new wheelchair, which he received at the Babil Rehabilitation Center here Feb 19. The ****** donated this wheelchair and a total of 2,000 wheelchairs to the people of Iraq. CREDIT: U.S. Army photo by Capt. Stephen C. Short The ****** does more than donate food or supplies to disaster-stricken areas. It recently donated 2,000 wheelchairs to the disabled people of the Babil Province in Iraq. The Iraqi government and several aid organizations from the U.S. gathered along with community members... new wheelchairs to 25 of the neediest...
  • "Striker" Soldiers, charity group distribute wheelchairs in Sadr City

    02/27/2009 9:05:31 AM PST · by mnehring · 1 replies · 229+ views
    3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B SADR CITY, Iraq - Some entered Baghdad's Sadr City District Advisory Council compound, in small groups, others came alone. They were a diverse group, former military men injured while fighting insurgents, others victims of Saddam Hussein's regime; the very old and the very young. Their disabilities linked them to a common goal, the hope of receiving one of the 60 free wheelchairs being given out by Brad Blauser, founder of the charity, WheelchairsforIraqikids.com. Along with Capt. Scot Tebo, brigade surgeon for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad and Ed...
  • White House Says Cheney to Be in Wheelchair Tuesday

    01/19/2009 8:13:54 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 39 replies · 2,622+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Jan 19, 2009 | n/a
    Vice President Cheney will be in a wheelchair for tomorrow's inauguration ceremony, the White House said tonight, after he pulled a muscle in his back. Cheney was moving into his new house in McLean from the Naval Observatory when he hurt his back moving boxes, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said. The vice president's doctor found no significant damage from the injury, Perino said. Nevertheless, he advised Cheney to spend the next couple of days in a wheelchair.
  • US Vice President Dick Cheney pulls back muscle, in wheelchair for inauguration

    01/19/2009 6:37:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,310+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/19/09
    Cheney pulls back muscle, in wheelchair for inauguration20 mins ago WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Vice President Dick Cheney pulled a muscle in his back while moving boxes and will be in a wheelchair for Tuesday's historic inauguration of incoming president Barack Obama, the White House said. "Vice President Cheney pulled a muscle in his back today while moving boxes into his new house," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said. "Under his physician's recommendation, the vice president will be in a wheelchair for the next couple of days, including for tomorrow's inauguration." She said that despite the setback, the 67-year-old Cheney...
  • Drunk in wheelchair stabs 2, police say

    11/16/2008 11:37:17 AM PST · by BGHater · 16 replies · 472+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 16 Nov 2008 | Henry K. Lee
    An intoxicated man in a wheelchair was arrested after he stabbed two people who tried to intervene as he argued with a Berkeley liquor-store clerk who refused to sell him alcohol, police said. Ricky Jacobs, 55, of Richmond was booked at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after the Thursday night stabbing about 11:45 p.m. at a liquor store on the 1200 block of University Avenue in Berkeley, said police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss.
  • Medical Team Fits Child for Wheelchair

    11/09/2008 7:41:52 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 185+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Angel Richardson, USA
    Saturday, 08 November 2008 BAGHDAD — The 926th Engineer Brigade’s medical and chaplain sections planned and organized a pediatric wheelchair adjustment Oct. 28, for Ahmed Kadhem, a four-year-old boy and resident of Sadr City Sector 4. Ahmed Kadhem has been crippled since birth. Brad Blauser linked up with Lt. Col. Carlton Fisher, chaplain, 926th Engineer Brigade and Maj. Victor Estes, the brigade’s medical operations officer, to start phase one of the Sadr City pediatric wheelchair donation. Brad Blauser of ‘Wheel Chairs for Kids’ has given many children throughout Iraq pediatric wheelchairs. During this phase, Estes brought in Capt. Scot Tebo,...
  • Biden Gaffe: Tells Cripple to 'Stand Up'

    09/11/2008 11:49:43 AM PDT · by LuxMaker · 23 replies · 392+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 9September , 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Standing before a large gathering, Biden tried to give special recognition to State Senator Chuck Graham by shouting out to him: “Chuck, stand up, let the people see you.” Video at source.
  • Vets Wrap Up Wheelchair Games With Inspiration, Life Lessons

    07/30/2008 10:47:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 114+ views
    OMAHA, Neb., July 30, 2008 – Nearly 500 disabled veterans closed the 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games here last night celebrating new friendships made, new pride in what they’ve accomplished, and confidence in their abilities. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Felder, participating in his second National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Omaha, Neb., said he was thrilled when his team won the coveted gold medal in basketball, but he gained even more sharing stories and experiences with fellow participants. Felder lost his left leg in a 2006 motorcycle accident but has received approval to remain on active duty as an...
  • Man in wheelchair charged with drunk driving

    06/24/2008 1:08:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 98+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/24/08 | James Grubel
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - Police in Australia have charged a man for drink driving in a motorized wheelchair after he was found to be six times over the legal alcohol limit, local media reported on Monday. Police in the tropical northern Queensland city of Cairns said the man had a blood alcohol reading of 0.31, and was so drunk he was asleep at the controls of his motorized wheelchair in a turning lane of a major highway. --snip-- Other motorists on the four-lane highway had to swerve to avoid the wheelchair, police said.
  • Vet in wheelchair puts mugger in hospital

    05/06/2008 3:22:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies · 60+ views
    KRQE ^ | 30 April, 2008 | Tim Maestas
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - In one corner an aggressive panhandler. In the other a disabled, wheelchair-bound Vietnam veteran who turned out not to be the underdog. When the two met up five days ago in northeast Albuquerque the attacker became the attacked. Gary Gould said the attempted mugging had him fighting for his life reminding him of what it was like fighting for his life in Vietnam. "I can't walk; I'm paralyzed," he told KRQE News 13 today. "I got blown up in Vietnam. "I've been in a chair for 38 years." Gould, 58, is safe at home now miles away...
  • Bush Basher Smashes Disabled Teen: Cops

    04/24/2008 7:43:02 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 73 replies · 1,312+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 4/24/08 | moose2004
    By PHILIP MESSING April 24, 2008 -- A man heckling First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna outside the 92nd Street Y was arrested after he punched a wheelchair-bound girl whose parents had told him to shut up, authorities said yesterday.
  • NYC: BUSH BASHER SMASHES DISABLED TEEN: COPS

    04/25/2008 6:56:10 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 54 replies · 209+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 24, 2008 | PHILIP MESSING
    <p>A man heckling First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna outside the 92nd Street Y was arrested after he punched a wheelchair-bound girl whose parents had told him to shut up, authorities said yesterday. German Talis, 22, was shouting obscenities at the Bushes...Wendy and John Lovetro and their daughter Maureen, 18, who has cerebral palsy.</p>
  • Oops! Bill Clinton unveils FDR statue (with FDR sitting in a wheelchair!)

    04/10/2008 12:35:57 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 15 replies · 731+ views
    From what I know of history, I know that Franklin Delano Roosevelt did not like to be photgraphed sitting in his wheelchair. So when I saw this photo of Bill Clinton unveiling a statue of FDR at the San Juan, Puerto Rico Capitol Building on 4/7/08, I went to work. I contacted the FDR Library, and asked them the following qeustion: "On Monday, April 7, 2008, Bill Clinton unveiled a statue of FDR at the Capitol Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico. From what I recall, FDR went through great lengths and was always trying his hardest not to...
  • Fotheringham flips over wheelchair 'hard-core sitting' craze

    03/15/2008 7:31:36 PM PDT · by lastchance · 12 replies · 823+ views
    ESPN ^ | Feb 7, 2008 | Tom Rinaldi
    LAS VEGAS -- "It is a place that worships momentum and mocks inertia, craves acceleration and condemns lethargy. All angle and pitch, slope and slant, it is a place of dry pools and concrete runways, of mad ramps and half-pipes. No one ever told Aaron Fotheringham it was a place he shouldn't enter, or didn't belong in. After all, he did the same things -- spinning and rising, falling and crashing - every other skateboarder and BMX rider did. Aaron Fotheringham had wheels. His were just a little different than the others. "People call it wheelchair skateboarding," he says with...
  • I need some advice from wheelchair users...

    03/14/2008 7:04:27 PM PDT · by Conservababe · 56 replies · 1,147+ views
    I need some advice/information from fellow Freeper wheelchair users. I am going to be using a wheelchair for a number of months while getting physical therapy. I ordered a four foot ramp outside my door for access over an eight inch step. I now find that the one inch difference between the ramp and my floor is too much to manuever. Does anyone know of something I can use to level it off so that I can get on the ramp?
  • Warrant Issued For Deputy In Wheelchair Case

    02/16/2008 6:00:40 AM PST · by IssuesOriented · 74 replies · 297+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | Feb. 16, 08 | JOSH POLTILOVE and KEITH MORELLI
    TAMPA - An arrest warrant has been issued for Charlette Marshall-Jones, the detention deputy who dumped a quadriplegic man from his wheelchair, Sheriff David Gee said late Friday. "Miss Marshall-Jones has been made aware of the charges against her, but as of this moment has not turned herself in and we do not know her whereabouts," Gee said.
  • Soldiers See Need, Donate Wheelchair to Disabled Iraqi Boy

    02/14/2008 4:52:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 97+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky, USA
    Yasser Mahmed enjoys a lollipop in his new wheelchair from Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Feb. 7. Despite nerve damage in his legs, 7-year-old Mahmed always waved to Soldiers passing through his neighborhood. Photo by Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs. FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — Despite nerve damage in his legs that confined him to a wheelchair, 7-year-old Yasser Mahmed was always in good spirits, waving to Soldiers passing through his neighborhood in Arab Jabour. The Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion,...