|MIKE PATRICK GOT THE
ELECTRIC CHAIR AND LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT.
|... the electric
wheelchair, that is.
|You see, when I was a junior in high school,
a football injury left me a quadriplegic. An athlete unable to walk. A student unable to
turn the pages of a book. To me the electric chair seemed like a death sentence - the end
of the world as I knew it.
|That was September 3, 1971. I still use
the chair today, but the chair has been transformed. Now it's more like a speaker's
platform than a wheelchair. Today, I am a motivational speaker and health educator with
good news to tell.