It is difficult to envisage anyone with a more profound disability, yet, because his intellectual powers are undiminished, he continues to make a phenomenal contribution to his subject, which is his raison d'etre, hence the averral that he is not handicapped.
Therein lies the heroism and the courage. He is a living example to all those who suffer from physical disability, and it behoves everyone, especially those without disabilities, to appreciate that much can be done to prevent a disability becoming a handicap.
P. O. D. PHAROAH
Department of Public Health
The University of Liverpool