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My name is Christ Tavantzis, as a child I had polio at the age of three months. As I grew up through the 50s and 60s and the 70s there was not a lot of handicap equipment to make your life easier. The standard manual wheelchair ways approximately 85 pounds compared to today’s 25 pounds for a manual wheelchair. One the main reasons I started to learn the physical sciences how to fix something that was broken how machines worked. So I might be able to forge my way through life and find ways that allow me to accomplish my goals. My education more or less went like this, started off with mechanical drafting, then auto mechanics, machine shop. This way I had foundation of how the world worked around me and this is how I was able to survive through the 60s and 70s. If I couldn’t pick up my wheelchair and put in the trunk of the car I design a bracket to help me balance it so I could put wheelchair in the trunk of the car. Many people call this is a can-do attitude. Along the way I got sidetracked into the arts became a photographer, musician and cinematographer and worked for the University Miami School of Medicine Department of Surgery Neurosurgery. As I look back on my past I realize that I’m in a unique situation, I understand the needs of individuals with needs. I know how the physical world works. And I have of creative background that allows me to think outside of the box. Combine all this I could build anything that is needed to meet my goals and along the way help others live their life to the fullest. I have that can-do attitude yes in today’s world we have no boundary, all we have to do is have the insight to determine how to accomplish our goals.