|Aleksey Talai with Merry Lynn Morris/USF w/Hands-Free Dance Chair|
I spent some time this week with Aleksey Talai who exemplifies all that life can be. In spite of his enormous quad-amputee status he is an incredible & beautiful person. At 16 years old in the late nineties - he became the last World War II casualty by trying to stop some children from messing with old WWII land mines in his native Belarus (near Minsk). The explosion immediately caused him to lose his arms and legs - he was never expected to survive - yet he lives and inspires eleven years later! His present day mission can be found in his website - THE DREAM - MY PURPOSE at http://www.cafeindependence.webs.com/ .
This is a global cause, wonder & support! Should anyone have used or new Power Chairs to donate to his orphanage - he would see to this. He speaks English super! - and is an incredible & charming inspirational speaker to all who would be interested. He came to the US to assist in all the stages of support for his DREAM which is really being "realized"!- an inspirational place of love for children & an orphanage with disabilities. Alex has managed to triumph - and he now (globally) encourages! His beautiful family with his wife and two incredible children - continue to bless him, always. Alex has been such a sport to try our dance chair - and to certainly be wanting to be ready for Prototype 2! Looking Forward! Thank you, Alex! (Alex is here until May/2011 for Inspirational Speaking ----- (on FB http://www.facebook.com/aleksey.talai ) -or on his website which gives all his contact info & here in the U.S. even after May/2011 http://cafeindependence.webs.com/contact
us.htm WISHING THE GLOBAL SUPPORT TO ASSIST ALEX'S DREAM - WHAT AN INSPIRATION YOU & YOUR FAMILY ARE TO US!
(Be sure to view the videos on his website: http://cafeindependence.webs.com/ - we will be updating here with video and pics as will happen.... looking so forward!!! THANK YOU, ALEX!)
Best to all - & in Appreciation!
Merry Lynn Morris