The Third Force - Being Your Own Advocate
Between 1930 and 1950 a new kind of “invalid” had emerged due to technology and medical protocols while engineers had designed lighter, more mobile wheelchairs. But the biggest change over this period was with the person in the chair. Starting with the veterans of World War Two, they had their own voices now and were determined to write their own stories. Historian Mary Tremblay interviewed many of these men and women about their experiences. Some of their stories follow.