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#Travel in Taiwan! – Elephant Mountain in the dark!

26 Feb

We climbed Elephant Mountain 😡 πŸ’€ I stopped counting after 400 stairs – I have since died of stair death. πŸ‘» I am just a ghost now. . . . But seriously! πŸ‘πŸ” It was the nicest time I’ve had in a while. We didn’t get there until after 6 and it was already way dark. I was worried it would be full of drunks / creeps / make-out sessions. It wasn’t! We kept running into the nicest people! Everyone was encouraging each other. Ran into a group of about 15 #Indonesia students there for someone’s birthday. Then a group of #Korean boys. Then some westerners. A #Chinese girl who was posing for a billion pictures with the help of a #Philippine boy who was great about trying different shots and so patient. Then a sweet #Philippine boy walked us down – he’s just finished a contract in Japan. Everyone was just telling each other ‘you can do it! You’re almost there!’ This is what ‘coming together’ and ‘community’ should look like. ❀️❀️ Made me fall in love with humanity again.

“Cedar Rapids Man Creates Scooter to Help Granddaughter with Dwarfism Walk”

6 Feb


“Cedar Rapids Man Creates Scooter to Help Granddaughter with Dwarfism Walk”

via “KCRG News

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A little girl with dwarfism has learned to walk thanks to something her grandfather made.

Bob Sternowski, a former engineer for Rockwell Collins, saw his granddaughter, Ellie Nurre, struggling to walk at 2-years-old and knew he had to do something about it.

“Once an engineer, always an engineer. I thought I’ll come up with an answer for that,” Sternowski said.

He said Nurre was having trouble walking because she had a larger head than other toddlers and her neck muscles couldn’t support it.

So he created a scooter, that’s kind of like an adult walker with wheels on the bottom and the ability to turn 360 degrees.

He says by the end of the first week, she was running with the scooter and six months later she didn’t need to use the walker anymore. . . . .

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