Thursday, September 18, 2008
I recently came across the story of Matt Eddy, a 30 year old man with Duchenne Muscular Dytrophy from Lynn, Massachusetts. He is rolling across America from Boston to Long Beach, California in his power wheelchair (ventilator included) to raise public awarness about disability and to support his charity, Matt's Place, which aims to build accesible housing for people with disabiities, so they can live in their communities and not in institutions. Check out his blog, Ramblings in the Dark, to follow his progress across the nation. As I write this, he is about eighty days or so into his journey and somewhere in New Mexico. I am impressed by his determination and guts. Go Matt!