You Don’t Have To Be Mobile To Move Someone


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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