Brazilian Samuel de Oliveira is unable to walk but has taken matters into his own hands.
I couldn't access the Health Department offices here in Juina because there was no wheelchair access and the town's bureaucrats didn't care says Samuel.
So the resourceful man turned up with a bucket of cement, some bits of wood and made his own.
If you want something done, sometimes you need to do it yourself says the paraplegic who's obviously prepared to walk the talk...
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Brazilian Paraplegic Has To Make His Own Wheelchair Ramp To Access The Town's Health Department...
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Those bureaucrats should be ashamed of themselves. And good on the man for not thinking of himslf as a "victim" and giving up.ReplyDelete
Aint that rithg, if you want something done right or even just done, you have to do it yourself.ReplyDelete
He should bill the city!!!!ReplyDelete
He sure has big shoes for someone who doesn't use them much...ReplyDelete
Try filling them, Mr. Sharkey. They are even bigger than they appear.Delete
Island woman I love your comment. It touched my heart.Delete
What would a quadraplegic have done. So many people in this world have no help or far less than they need. Not everyone is capable of building their own ramp. Sad. No one stopped by to help?ReplyDelete
Some people have a life and intend to live it against all odds!!ReplyDelete
I agree , you would think someone would of offered to help. But he is a cool manReplyDelete
I admire this man's determination. In the States there would probably be a wheelchair ramp, mandated by law. But if not, he wouldn't be allowed to put one in himself. He'd be forcibly prevented and his construction would be destroyed. Most likely the authorities would fine him, make him pay for the (very costly) destruction of his handiwork, and perhaps even charge him with some minor offense. Any official solution to his problem, if attempted, would involve very substantial public expense, benefiting some outrageously overcharging contractor. Bureauracy has many ways of preventing sanity from happening.ReplyDelete