I have a friend named Michael, he’s a quadriplegic, and he leads a remarkable
life. Though mute, and blind in one eye, Michael taps out short stories, directs
photo shoots and prints out the pictures. All this he does with Morse Code and his
chin to a switch. There are dozens of abbreviations in his head for sentences,
phrases and paragraphs. He creates these, and puts them in his computer to use
for communicating with others. His computer is his voice.
Michael burns CDs to give as Christmas presents, birthday presents and just
being nice to someone presents. He then goes a step further and creates CD
covers, complete with song titles and pictures.
Michael’s stories are descriptive and beautiful. Many are poignant tales of his
past travels in Europe, travels with his parents and siblings before the accident
that left him paralyzed. You are with him on his journeys, through the sights and
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