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Raging Against The Machine: The Mik Scarlet Wheelchair Fiasco
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


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