How did Steven Hawking get paralyzed and how much was his wheel chair?
I was wondering; How did Steven Hawking get paralized and how much did his wheel chair/computer cost? I remember reading that the government payed for his wheelchair.
Stephen Hawking is severely disabled by motor neuron disease, likely a variant of the disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or ALS).
The diagnosis of motor neuron disease came when Hawking was 21, shortly before his first marriage, and doctors said he would not survive more than two or three years. Hawking gradually lost the use of his arms, legs, and voice, and as of 2009 was almost completely paralyzed.
I couldn’t find anything about the wheelchair, sorry.
extreme wheel chair drop in