My Life

This section includes some of my favorite things I found on the web and want to share with others. From quotes to poems to other information people may find interesting.

Image caption: While I rehab at St. David’s Rehab Center, I noticed there were a lot of jig-saw puzzles for patients to practice their manual dexterity. But none of the puzzles had a picture of someone with a visible disability. I decided a change needed to be made. I took a picture of me being hoisted, in my wheelchair, up to the crow’s nest of a tall mast on a tall-ship. I had a custom jig-saw puzzle made from that picture and put into a tin box, with a picture of the finished puzzle on it. I then sold it to the occupational therapy department.

Gene holding a jigsaw puzzle that features an image of himself at St. David’s Rehab Center