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When Life Brings You Snow, Make a Snowplow Out of Your Wheelchair!
If you live in Arizona, the only place you currently have to deal with snow is north of Pheonix. If you live in Pennsylvania, you have to deal with a bit more. 30 year old Tim Taylor (purely coincidence to the Tool Man) found a way to adapt life to his disability.
Taylor drew up the design for a plow to go on his 4×4 wheelchair on his computer and refined it with the help of his father and brothers, who fabricated it at his direction.
“They were able to be my hands,” he told David Lohr, reported for The Huffington Post. “What I have right now is a prototype. It still has some issues that need worked out, but that’s just prompting me to find a better way to design it.”
Taylor is also designing a special mount for his wheelchair that will allow him to participate in one of his favorite pastimes – wildlife photography.
“The rig I’m currently working on will allow me to take pictures,” he said. “I grew up in a family that hunts, and I love being in the outdoors, but I’d rather use a camera than a gun.”
Taylor was left paralyzed because of a shattered C5 vertebra after an April 2003 car accident. Despite the circumstances, Taylor said he was, and still is, determined not to let his disability slow him down.
“I still have a lifetime of goals,” Taylor, who was an 18-year-old electrical apprentice at the time of the accident, said. “I just didn’t want to be a bump on the log.”
It’s that attitude that helps Taylor maintain a positive outlook on life.
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