Posted: May 3, 2012 10:31 AM
Updated: May 3, 2012 3:02 PM
TUCSON - Disabled Veteran, Vince Robel, became wheelchair bound at the age of 26.
"Within 20 minutes of waking up I was completely paralyzed from the waist down."
Diagnosed with transverse myelitis, he thought he'd never be able to walk or ride a motorcycle again.
"I thought it was all over. Everything from walking and running to being able to pedal," he said.
That was until he met Stuart Chamberlain from Tucson's Ability Center. Chamberlain introduced him to a Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle.
"He has a smile from ear to ear and he comes by just to say hi," Chamberlain said.
The Conquest bike has all the motorcycle controls outfitted on the handlebars, a special ramp that allows wheelchair access and even an extra seat.
Robel says the bike is a dream come true.
Now, his goal is to drive across the country and inspire others never to give up.
You can follow Robel on his journey at www.bwbnow.com.
For more information on the Ability Center and the Conquest Motorcycle, check out http://www.abilitycenter.com/
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