Man with cerebral palsy believes anything's possible

And, just as Smart's Liberator has given him a chance to partake in activities he could never be part of before, so has a device attached to his wheelchair chair. The steel ramp is specially made to allow him to roll a bowling ball down two adjacent bars to the bowling lane.

He's become so good, he even recently entered in a bowling tournament. Louise Tedford, Smart's sister, watched in amazement as the bowling ball slid down to adjacent bars hooked to smart's chair that allowed him to role his own ball down the lane.

"I was so surprised ... he scored a 122," Tedford said.

The independence Smart has achieved through the use of technology has inspired him to reach for many different goals in his life. One day, Smart would like a job and a house of his own. In the meantime, he continues to be an inspiration to others, with his constant positive outlook on life.

"It's wonderful to see people who have so much to communicate finally be able to," said McDonald.

Now, utilizing his new Liberator, his previous model won't be left out on the curb. When he passes away, he has asked to be buried with it.

"I don't know he ever managed without it," said McDonald.


In last week's edition, it was stated Lawrence Smart was born in 1971. He was born in 1947. We apologize for this error.

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