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"Get Off Your Knees" The John Robinson Story..


Society & Culture  (tags: documentary, PBS, Inspirational, disability, obstacles, congenital amputee, tenacity, Body-Mind-Spirit, Human spirit, family, ethics )

Dee
- 3211 days ago - wmht.org
Born a congenital amputee, John Robinson has no hands. His arms stop at his elbows. His lower legs are attached to his hips without knees. He is 3'9'' tall. As a child, John's parents had many worries:



   

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Dee C (23)
Monday December 7, 2009, 4:38 pm
"Would he be able to go to school? Could he hold a pencil? Could he ever support himself?

Yet, through his remarkable tenacity, talent and faith, John has succeeded in business and in building a family in a way that few may have expected from the outset. In this documentary from WMHT, we get to know a man who has made his way in a world not designed for those without the dexterity of typical arms and legs--a man who has gone on to lead what many would consider an ordinary life. Yet this ordinary life is actually extraordinary when one witnesses the determination required for John to do that which others take for granted, from driving a car to playing a round of golf.

People with disabilities are the nationís most vulnerable demographic, and the obstacles they face in everyday life can seem overwhelming. Johnís inspirational story teaches those of us with and without disabilities that, with the aid of a strong education and a few caring individuals, we can achieve that which may initially seem impossible."

This was on December 2 at 8 p.m. on WMHT-TV..

It was truly inspiring and heart-warming..
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday December 7, 2009, 7:16 pm
Thanks Dee
 

Michelle P (262)
Monday December 7, 2009, 9:53 pm
I saw this documentary on PBS a couple of months ago. Amazing story.
 

. (0)
Tuesday December 8, 2009, 4:55 am
Thannxxxs... Dee Dee.. how amazing that he has managed to climb all the obstacles that he has faced in his life... He is a very brave
 

Judy C (91)
Wednesday December 9, 2009, 12:19 am
Remarkable! Thanks, Dee!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 4:13 am
Anything is possible. TY for the inspiring news!
 

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 7:33 pm
ThankX Dee
 
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