Born: May 8, 1969
Robert was born with a birth defect known as spina bifida. A disability
that has not stopped him from achieving success in his life.
Robert serves as
an Advocate for the disabled, an on going effort to to better the rights of all
Americans with disabilities.
He is an International poet-writer and his work can
be viewed on his website, Robert M. Hensel.
He is in the 2004 Guinness book of World Record
for setting a World Record for the longest non-stop wheelie in a wheelchair in
which he covered a distance of 6.178 miles.
I have learned that limitations open doors that have been closed,
showing other ways to meet our needs.
Robert M. Hensel Inspirational Quotes |
In the dark, equality for all of mankind couldn't seem brighter.
Robert M. Hensel Diversity |
Now I look beyond what I can't do and focus on what I CAN.
Robert M. Hensel Focus |
No one has ever died, from an overexposure to education.
Robert M. Hensel Knowledge |
I choose not to place "DIS", in my ability.
Robert M. Hensel Choices |
We, the one's who are challenged, need to be heard. To be seen not as a
disability, but as a person who has, and will continue to bloom. To be
seen not only as a handicap, but as a well intact human being.
Robert M. Hensel Challenge |
Placing one foot in front of the other, I've climbed to higher lengths.
Reaching beyond my own limitations, to show my inner strength. No
obstacle to hard, for this warrior to overcome. I'm just a man on a mission,
to prove my disability hasn't won.
Robert M. Hensel Quotes about Life |
If my body were a tree trunk, the rings would surely reveal the time it
has had to mature.
Robert M. Hensel Time |
Take a good hard look in the mirror, and remember yourself as you are
today, cause as time changes, so does the scenery.
Robert M. Hensel Change |
I can not, and will not judge, by what my eyes may see. For the skin on
a man shall not reveal his true identity.
Robert M. Hensel Beauty |
Have courage enough to accept what you can not change, but yet
courageous enough to stand up and fight for what you can.
Robert M. Hensel Courage |
Reality bites, and I've got the teeth marks to prove it.
Robert M. Hensel Dreams To Reality |
There may be troubled waters along the many paths my
life shall take,
but only I as a man, may keep my vessel afloat, and guide myself
Robert M. Hensel Optimistic |