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    20 yr old para on road to race at Indy

    Dude....love love this guy. Michael Johnson is trying to race at the Indy 500 in the next few yrs. He was paralyzed at the age of 12 racing motorbikes, but now he's become a race car driver. He is sponsored by Coloplast actually....lol....but hey its a good corporate sponsor!

    Here's my blog post about him, including a video of him explaining his *very* complicated hand control set up http://www.spinalpedia.com/blog/2013...-the-big-time/
    May the fetus you save be gay

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    That is awesome, anything is possible as a SCI, people told me with my Business, oh you will never make it, the service station business is not something a Paraplegic can do.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    Did you catch the part where he said he had stem cells taken out of his brain and put into his spine. Not clear how much this helped him, but I got the impression that he thinks that it helped. Cool video, thanks Theophania. His hand controls are pretty far beyond mine.
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    Loving it. I wanna go fast!

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    yeah michael definitely says the stem cells helped him regain sensation in his torso and butt
    May the fetus you save be gay

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