Thursday, July 28, 2005
Hank's invented several different kinds of all-terrain wheelchairs and boat dollys and beach carts. All based on these special balloon tires and Hank's refusal to be limited by the accident he had when driving in the National Jet Boat Association’s professional drag boat racing event - an accident that damaged his brain stem and put him in a coma for a week and on life support for a month.
Thing is, these are very cool toys. For the people that have to have them, they're a blessing, of course. And for people on the beach, they're a vehicle to extend the community a little further, to share the sand and surf and sun with more of the human garden. And for any of us who like to think about fun and imagine the kinds of games and sports we could play on these things, all up and down the beach, all the way into the surf, even, well, Hank's Beach Wheelchairs and carts and dollys are just about just as much a gift as they are to those who really need them.