Raging Against The Machine: The Mik Scarlet Wheelchair
April 27, 2005
LONDON, ENGLAND--Mik Scarlet, a BBC disability issues reporter, wrote last week about his recent battle with his wheelchair.
That's right. His wheelchair.
But it was the kind of thing that only a box of tools, a collection of assorted nuts, a naked mechanic, and eight and a half hours of tear-inducing frustration could fix.
"Suddenly, for the first time in nearly twenty-five years, I would have given anything to be able to just stand up and walk away," Scarlet wrote.
"Now what does any self-respecting cripple do when they find themselves wanting to be able-bodied? They get really, really, really ANGRY!!!"
"Can he fix it? Yes, he can . . . just!" by BBC Disability Programmes Unit reporter Mik Scarlet
Mik Scarlet's BBC Web page
Mik Scarlet's Website