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Equador elects the world's first wheelchair-using head of state

Equador has just elected the world's first wheelchair-using head of state. According to this article from the New York Times I just came across, ''When he assumes office next month, [Lenin] Moreno will be the only head of state who needs a wheelchair to get around.'' I think that's rather cool, and certainly a step in the right direction (forgive the pun). At least it shows some of us are still opening up and becoming more inclusive, rather than sinking back into hatred.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States. Not only did he serve an unprecedented four terms in office, but he was also the first president with a significant physical disability. FDR was diagnosed with infantile paralysis, better known as polio, in 1921, at the age of 39. He used a wheelchair.

I stand wonderfully corrected.

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