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Vancouver Island Man Refuses to Let Parkinson's Slow Him Down
Wednesday August 29, 2012
You Tube - A Nanaimo man is refusing to let Parkinson's slow him down, literally.
Max Lafontaine has designed a special walking device that can change from a walker to a scooter in seconds and allows for easy mobility both indoors and outdoors. He calls it the country flyer.
The 57-year-old was diagnosed with the disease back in 2001. He spent years working through prototypes before finding a walking scooter that satisfied his need to be active and get around.
Max hopes to have his latest prototype picked up by the Michael J. Fox foundation.
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