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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7yXzbJQdyU

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