When I first saw the ReWalk, I was disturbed by the language around its introduction. Even in the header on the web page I've linked to, the slogan 'a life regained' is prominent. Let's be clear to 'gain' life, one has to have 'lost' life. The image of scientists calling a disabled Lazarus back to life comes to mind. The resurrection power of the ReWalk is clear for all to see. It's the 'I'd rather be dead than be in a wheelchair' attitude made real. I'd not written about the ReWalk because, though I tried, I simply didn't have the talent to put into words how I felt about, not the idea or the actuality of the ReWalk, but of the marketing of it.
Well, now I don't have to, I noticed that Rolling Around in My Heard received several hits because of mention in a blog about the 'miracle' of ReWalk and I popped over to read it. I loved it. I'm going to take today off and instead send those of you wishing to read a thought provoking piece to pop over to Disability and Representation to read the post. See you on the other side of tomorrow.