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    Vegemite Kid
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    I’ve just watched a very inspiring interview with Philippe Croizon, a 48 year old Frenchman who had both arms and legs amputated when he was 26 after a severe electrical shock. When he was 42, he became the first quadruple amputee to swim the English Channel and only recently he finished 48th out of 57 in the Paris-Dakar rally.

    Humour is, for him, a sure way for non-handicapped people to deal with him, he has no problems with it.

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    PM, VK :good:

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    Some man :-) Amazing!

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    I think all amputees that make themselves conquer seemingly insurmountable challenges are totally amazing and inspirational, they put a lot of whole bodied people to shame! What I find even more amazing is, not only do they push themselves to these great achievements, but do it with such great spirit & humour. I’m sure they must get days when they think WHY? But the fact that they won’t let the handicap beat them is so admirable and very humbling :rose:

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    Friend in the UK just put the phone down. His wife had an accident years ago hitching in, what was then Rhodesia, left paralized, waist down!

    My mate loved her from school days, managed to coax her, with difficulty,  to marry him, he a trawler skipper, not easy.

    A miracle, they had twins together, one now a PA in a London embassy, speaks Arabic and 3 other languages, the other twin, a Theatre Nurse in the Cambridge Heart Transplant Hospital, (Papworth?) amazing people, not an easy start :heart:

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