I had to stop to talk to Lance yesterday. Lance was born with out legs and it doesn’t seem to bother him.  He casually told me “I never had legs, so I don’t know what its like to have them”. He’s completed multiple marathons using his skateboard and trains on the Rickenbacker Causeway.  Unfortunately, he could not train on the Rickenbacker Causeway yesterday because a big tree was knocked down a few days ago during a storm, blocking the bicycle path and his access to train.

Its difficult enough being a healthy pedestrian on Brickell, I can only imagine how Lance must feel. Lance should be an inspiration for all of us.

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3 Responses to Meet Lance

  1. Jeff says:

    Very inspiring story, I’m sorry to hear about this incident. On a seperate note, are there any laws against completely blocking a sidewalk with a vehicle? I am asking because the area in which my girlfriend lives theres always people parking perpindicular to the sidewalk, many times blocking it off completely. I find it rather annoying that I have to go around the vehicle, but imagine someone on a wheelchair.

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  2. Yaniel says:

    I saw that tree today and was annoyed that it was blocking the way. This shows me a whole other perspective, how much more problematic that tree that just annoys me can be for others. Keep it up Lance, you’re an inspiration for us all.

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  3. anonymous says:

    I know its easier to complain than find a solution. Have you called 311 to report the tree? Call the police or code enforcement for parking violations when they occur.

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