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Old 08-22-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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DERBY, Vt. -- Tony O'Connor may call himself the candidate of the average guy, but there's little about the man that fits the bill.

At age 16, he lost both legs and an arm when he accidentally touched a live electrical line near his boyhood home in Brooklyn.

Triple Amputee Wants To Be Next Vt. Governor - News Story - WPTZ Plattsburgh (http://www.wptz.com/news/17258040/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Yikes! What a great story-being able to live a full life given what has happened. Him getting elected though is a loooooooooooooooooooooooooong shot.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Sounds like a good man. Sorry I'm in another state at present.

Where do I get a bumpah stickah?
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