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The Curious Siren Call of Wheelchairs

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I’ve been a quadriplegic for sixteen years now, and I still don’t know what it is about wheelchairs that attracts random strangers.

It’s rare that I can go out in public alone without being approached by someone who wants to tell me about the time they were in a wheelchair for three weeks and know exactly what I’m going through (yeah, you really don’t), that they have a friend or relative in a…




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Matthew B. Johnson

Matthew B. Johnson

I’m a Sacramento-based writer, English professor, track coach, C-5 incomplete quadriplegic, diehard 49ers fan, comic book geek, and lover of all things coffee.

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