Kathleen Keeley's wheelchair and the reason Amp-L keeps me coming back...
Andrew P. Bell
andrew at nji.com
Tue Nov 11 22:21:08 PST 2003
Hello Amp-L list...
Just checking my e-mail for the first time in quite a few days (ERR, 6
DAYS... 6 DAYS AND 866 SPAM-mails later!) I found this gem (below) in my
inbox, and it made me remember what a great resource Amp-L is, how damn
HUMAN everyone here is. This is why I sometimes lurk for YEARS (yes,
years!) on end, but never unsubscribe.
Kathleen, it sounds like Jim got a really raw deal on the wheelchair
***(It happened to me, too. I just happened to be up on: crutches,
canes, AFO's, and thinking about voluntary amputation...when the medical
supply company that MY insurance company contracted with to supply me a
chair decided that I was finished with my wheelchair and didn't need it
anymore??!! Go figure...)*** and your generous offer of your Dad's chair
really made me get all fogged up. 'Got something in my eye and had a
hard time getting it out. You'd have thought I was chopping onions
during a pepper-gas testing demonstration. Thanks for being one of the
"good guys" that make Amp-L what it is: Everyone here (they also serve
who lurk and comment... <grin>), short term and long-term alike;
amputees, TAB's, Prosthetists, Doc's, traumatic amps, congenital amps,
MVA amputees, Combat Amputees (we'll be seeing a new "crop" of those
coming along shortly, I'm sure), "freak" accident amputees, act of
God/nature amputees, self-inflicted amputees... it all adds up to people
helping other people. You see fewer and fewer people helping each other
for the sake of returning the help they got from someone else... when
THEY needed it. You see more and more of people beating each other over
the head to get to the exit ramp 10 seconds earlier; see more and more
people running each other over to "beat" the red light so they can get
home to watch Jerry Springer while eating their Pot Pies and drinking
Kathleen-- thanks for holding out your hand to someone that needed a
"boost." Your Dad would be proud of you. I am too.
Original Message (the tear-inducer) Below:
From: AMP-L-owner at u.washington.edu [mailto:AMP-L-owner at u.washington.edu]
On Behalf Of KKeeley807 at aol.com
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 9:28 AM
To: Amputee Information Network
Subject: Re: wheelchairs
My name is Kathleen Keeley.
I have a wheelchair that was my dad's. He passed away. It' in good
I will gladly send it to you. Wheelchair free-shipping free.
If you hav any questions please let me know.
Kathleen M. Keeley
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