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Quad-amputee crossing canal

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 June 2013 at 12:00 am

John Robinson will stop in Albion today for ‘Our Ability’ journey

John Robinson

ALBION – John Robinson is traveling the 363-mile-long Erie Canal. He started yesterday and the journey is expected to take 16 days.

Robinson will make his trip without arms or legs. He is traveling with a film crew in an effort to raise awareness for people with disabilities. He also wants to promote adaptive sports for amputees.

Robinson will visit the former Albion grammar school today from 1 to 2 p.m. The public is welcome to hear his inspirational message. The former school on East Academy Street is now used for senior apartments as well as the Nutri-Faire site run by The Arc of Orleans County.

Robinson is CEO of “Our Ability,” an organization that links people with disabilities to jobs and educational opportunities.

For more information about Robinson’s journey, click here.