I saw that the other day. I was impressed with the guy's attitude. That's got to be hell to live with but he seemed to deal with it really well, as well as anyone could realistically expect anyway. I can't begin to imagine how I'd cope with something like that. It makes me feel very fortunate to be healthy because you never know what's round the corner.
It's a bit weird really. I mean I imagine you've heard of Buster Gonad, Viz character? He seems to have a lot of trouble walking around, but Buster Gonad used to carry his unfeasibly large testicles around in a wheelbarrow. That was obviously a feature of his character that was introduced for comedy, but on a practical level as well it surely would have helped this guy in real life. Maybe not an actual wheelbarrow, but something of a similar design.
I was thinking the exact same thing. He did use a wheelchair in front of him right before he went in for surgery I think it was...but something like that surely would have made his life at least a little more comfortable through the years of struggle.