Monday, December 20, 2010

Just How Do Inventions Help People?

My cousin, Toby, stopped by Room 18 to talk about the many inventions that have helped facilitate his life. His dwarfism may have made him look a little different, but as one student wrote, "This let me know that little people can do everything regular people do." Well said! I might be a little biased, but he does almost everything, plus a whole lot more! (I can't help it- we are related!!
His cart and lift keep him cruising around to do his business work, meet friend, and run errands. He can part that thing anywhere- and he's pretty good at driving it! Way better than I am.
Remote controls, hydraulics, simple machines, and computers are all at work on his specially equipped SUV. He said it takes about a year for the Indianapolis business to take the measurements, make the changes, and schedule the fittings to make sure it fits him just right.
The canes you see hanging from the cart handle were hand made by Toby's grandfather. He can walk without them, but the help with balance and fatigue.
If you see Toby out and about, don't hesitate to go up and say hello. He may seem shy, but let's remember, he is related to me, so, do you think he likes to talk?! ;) Room 18 would like to say thanks to Toby for coming by to visit!!
P.S. Yes, his brother IS Two Foot Fred.

***Any time, any place, learn!*** ;)

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