This is a reason why dads are super awesome.
Helping his son Logan with cerebral palsy get the same adrenaline rush skateboarders get at the park, this father makes his boy’s dream come true by pushing his wheelchair around while emulating all the cool spins and wicked tricks.
My faith in humanity has officially been restored.
Getting electric wheelchairs to move look challenging enough. But as this elderly man proves, anything is possible. Going up a flight of stairs, he conquers them in seconds…and amazing all of us.
What a boss.
Cult singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt died on Christmas Day, according to an announcement from his record label, Constellation Records.
“In the few short years that we knew him personally, Vic transformed our sense of what true character, grace and determination are all about. Our grief is inexpressible and Vic’s absence unfathomable,” the announcement said.
Chesnutt’s death was confirmed a suicide, an overdose of muscle relaxants according to family spokesman Jem Cohen. He spent hours in a coma before passing with his family and friends around him, according to Tweets from his close friend and musician, Kristin Hersh.
“What this man was capable of was superhuman,” Hersh said via Twitter. Hersh has since set up a website for those wishing to donate to Chesnutt’s family to help with expenses.
Chesnutt, 45, was involved in a car accident when he was 18 and has been in a wheelchair since. Despite the odds, he solidified himself as one of the 90s most profound songwriters, with simple yet lush melodies and lyrics influenced by poets such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and W.H. Auden. Later in his career, his band featured members of Fugazi and Thee Silver Mount Zion.