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Beyond the Wheaties Box

Article Summary:

This article includes an interview by New Mobility Magazine of Doug Heir who was injured in 1978 while rescuing a drowning child, who turned out to be crying wolf . Since his injury Mr. Heir has become an accomplished attorney, author, corporate executive, renowned motivational speaker and made his Wheaties box debut as "America's Greatest Wheelchair Athlete".

The interview, discusses Mr. Heir's emotion surrounding his Spinal Cord Injury and how he came to be successful in so many areas. As president of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association's (NSCIA) board of directors, he encourages individuals to focus more on the living a full life rather than potential cures.

Full Article: http://www.spinalcord.org/html/articles/dough_heir_08_2003.php

Link to the NSCIA Website: http://www.spinalcord.org