Meet "Ben the Book Saver" and a man who was "Born to Invent"
Ben the Book Saver
Abbey Umali and her family have been familiar presences on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon for the past two years. Now this winsome and charismatic 8-year-old from California steps further into the spotlight as MDA’s 2008 National Goodwill Ambassador.
Anyone who watched Abbey during her live interviews on the Telethon isn’t apt to forget her, any more than they’re apt to forget angels of...
For more than 20 years, I've read with the aid of a page turner, which is basically an easel upon which a book/magazine rests. By pressing a switch, a mechanical arm swings across, presses a lump of putty into the right-hand page, swings back and (hopefully) turns the page.
When I was 5 years old, I was bitten by a bug-eyed monster (BEM), and have been infected with its venom ever since.
It happened during a visit to my grade school. Like most disabled kids in the late 1960s/early 1970s, I was tutored at home, so seeing where the other kids went was an adventure.