Robert M. Hensel QuotesCompiled by Catherine Pulsifer
I have learned that limitations open doors that have been closed, showing other ways to meet our needs.
Now I look beyond what I can't do and focus on what I CAN.
No one has ever died, from an overexposure to education.
I choose not to place "DIS", in my ability.
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.
Limitations only go so far.
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.
If my body were a tree trunk, the rings would surely reveal the time it has had to mature.
Take a good hard look in the mirror, and remember yourself as you are today, cause as time changes, so does the scenery.
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.
Have courage enough to accept what you can not change, but yet courageous enough to stand up and fight for what you can.
Reality bites, and I've got the teeth marks to prove it.
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 straight.
Robert M. Hensel
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, "The Life And Times of 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.
equality for all of mankind
couldn't seem brighter."
Robert M. Hensel
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