This may not be the strangest thing ever but it's probably one the the most infuriating wheelchair stories in the vein of what TheLastRifleMan wrote about.
There's a rather portly woman, I'd guess she's somewhere in the 300+ pound range, who drives her motorized wheelchair all over town. Now we know that these kind of chairs are not made for people this heavy. This isn't really a unique story but the lady pulls around her 300+ pound daughter who is in a manual wheelchair. I hear they've gone through several wheelchairs because of this.
Ever watch Tosh.0? There's a video of some people doing the same thing.
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Now for the upsetting part. I know some people that are foster parents. One day they get this 10 year old boy who has autism. He's covered in this horrible rash all over his body. It turns out the rash was really flea bites.
I guess you see where this is going. His mom was the lady I mentioned earlier. She was too fat to chase after her kid so when she did catch him she would literally chain him to the front porch so he wouldn't run off. She was also a drunk and would beat him. And she made no attempt to get any sort of treatment for her son's autism.
The foster parents I know had him less than a year and he had made huge improvements just by being in a stable environment.
The daughter wound up getting her own electric wheelchair. Now her and her mom go to various churches and beg for food and other handouts.
There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. - Robert Heinlein