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Old 08-21-2012, 06:00 AM
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Wheelchair User Pushing Himself Across Africa

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Zackary Kimotho from Kenya has been a wheelchair user since he was shot in a car-jacking eight years ago.

While he is one of thousands of Kenyans with spinal injuries, there is currently no specialist care available in the country.

Now Zack is attempting to raise nearly £2m to build a Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Nairobi - the first in East Africa.

To do this he is pushing himself across Africa - from the Kenyan capital Nairobi to South Africa, where the nearest Spinal Unit is.

Matthew Pinsent met him as he approached the Kenya-Tanzania border. He had covered over 100 miles but still had more than 2,000 remaining.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19316955
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:02 AM
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Re: Wheelchair User Pushing Himself Across Africa

uplifting and simultaneously annoying
despite what most would think,Kenya is actually quite wealthy
good on him

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:11 PM
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Re: Wheelchair User Pushing Himself Across Africa

He'll get mugged and his 'chair stolen before the month is out!

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:18 PM
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Re: Wheelchair User Pushing Himself Across Africa

good of him.

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Re: Wheelchair User Pushing Himself Across Africa

Well, Kenya has always had premier runners in the Olympic games and it's pretty evident it's because the runners are part of the food chain. Now that 'Ol Zackary is roll'in at about 3.5 MPH he's look'in mighty tasty to the local predators in the area.

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