Sunday, November 02, 2008

He Did It!

On October 25, Matt Eddy, the first man to drive his power wheelchair(ventilator included) across the United States completed his trip at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. On June 30, the thirty-one year old man with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy started his trip from the Long Wharf Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts and wheeled 2335 miles to Long Beach, planning his route as he went along. His trip aimed to increase awareness about disability and publicize his charity, Matt's Place, to help build accessible housing for people with disabilities. I hope he succeeded in that. He also showed that a person can do almost anything if he sets his mind to. Matt had this idea and made it reality. His determination allowed him to accomplish this feat. Great job Matt!

Check out his blog, Ramblings in the Dark. There is also a great article about Matt and his trip in the Press-Telegram of Long Beach.

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