Currently alive, at 47 years of age.
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http://wheelierecord.tripod.com/ Roberts BIO: Born : May 8th 1969
Robert M. Hensel was born with a birth defect know as Spina bifida. A disability that has not stopped him from achieving success in his life. Robert serves as an advocate for the disabled, an on going effort to better the rights of all Americans with disabilities. He is an International Poet-Writer with well over 900 publications published World wide. In 2000 Robert was nominated as one of the best Poets of the 20th Cen. Just most recently, he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, an award giving to Outstanding Poets & Writers. Robert is also a Guinness & Ripley’s world record holder for the longest non stop wheelie in a wheelchair, covering a total distance of 6.178 miles. The reason his record was to help raise money for wheelchair ramps throughout his Community. Roberts Journey doesn’t stop there by any means. In Oct 2006, Robert was asked to carry the torch for the 2006 Asian Games. It is said that he was the only one chosen out of Thousands of other Celebrities throughout the United States to carry out such an honor. Much of Mr. Hensel’s accomplishments have recently found a permanent home within the walls of The Museum of Disability History, for others to appreciate and learn from. The Museum of Disability History is the only one of it’s kind, displaying the Artifacts and accomplishments connected to some of histories most notable disabled figures of our time, such as Helen Keller and many others. The Museum is located in Buffalo, New York and is open to the public Monday through Friday 10:am to 4:pm free of charge. They are also located on the World Wide Web, where the public can take a virtual tour of the Museum and all that it has to offer. Although it may take sometime before Mr. Hensel’s exhibit can be viewed, in order to give time for updating the website and cataloging. Once this process has been made an update will be made within this page.
MR. HENSEL’S AWARDS
*Nominated as one of the best poets of the 20th Cen. *Nominated for the Push Cart prize for Poetry. *Editors Choice award in 2000. *New York State Assembly Excelsior Award for Excellence. *New York Senate Certificate of Merit. *State of New York Executive Chamber Certificate of Commendation. *Guinness World Record Holder. *Ripley’s World Record Holder. *Invitation To carry the Torch for the 2006 Asian Games.
"FAMOUS QUOTATIONS BY Robert M. Hensel:
#1. I choose not to place "DIS", in my ability.
#2. If the body were a tree trunk, the rings would surely reveal the time it has had to mature.
#3. Take a good hard look in the mirror and remember yourself as you are today, cause as time changes, so does the scenery.
#4. Have courage enough to accept what you can not change, but yet courageous enough to stand up and fight for what you can.
#5. I can not, and will not judge, by what my eye’s may see. For the skin on a man shall not reveal his true identity.
#6. There may be troubled waters along the many paths my life shall take, but only I as a man, May keep my vessel afloat, and guide myself straight.
#7. To be, I must endure the pain.
#8. Dare to walk the path that others have feared to travel, and a leader shall then be born.
#9. To find equality for mankind, we must first remove the barriers that have divided us for so long.
#10. He who dares to speak with a razor sharp tongue, shall in end, bare the final scar.
#11. Life isn’t all about what you don’t have, but yet, what you do with what you have been given.
#12. When the heart speaks, love listens.
#13. In order to reach success, we must first find the ladder.
#14. Hands of time move us forward, never back. Only memories frozen in mind, can we reenact.
#15. A poem is but a thought, a mere memory caught at play.