rdslots Posted April 2, 2006 Report Share Posted April 2, 2006 The architect/designer, Michael Graves -- you've seen his items in Target Stores -- was featured on CBS Sunday Morning earlier today. I hope some of you had a chance to catch it.According to the feature, Graves went to bed -- feeling fine, doing great, working hard, leading a wonderful life -- and woke up, near death, he was so sick. Diagnosed with a virus that was deteriorating the spinal column, he spent months in a hospital/rehab and was confined to a wheelchair. This happened overnight.As he could, he continued to work, has a three year old son and wife, who is another architect, and is determined to walk again. He continues to work on designs, and has since branched into designing 'medical' items such as wheelchairs, canes, etc., and has re-designed his own home to accommodate his needs. He refuses to acknowledge he is 'handicapped.'At one time, he almost died when the virus, attacking the spinal column, was affecting his breathing.I watched this segment this morning and realized how fortunate I am, in spite of everything I would gripe about on any given day as a result of my own diagnosis. Puts some things in a different light for me, and makes me re-think flinging myself off the nearest bridge or hurling myself from a mountaintop. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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