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Robert Michael Hensel

Born: May 8th 1969

Place of birth: Rota, Spain
Parents:Mother-Linda Helen Conzone & Father-Robert John Hensel
Hometown: Oswego, New York
Robert M. Hensel was born with a birth defect know as Spina bifida. A disability that has not stopped him
from achieving success in his life. Robert serves as an advocate for the disabled, an on going effort to
better the rights of all Americans with disabilities. He is an International Poet-Writer with well over 900
publications published World wide. In 2000 Robert was nominated as one of the best Poets of the 20th
Cen. Just most recently, he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, an award giving to Outstanding Poets &
Writers. Robert is also a Guinness & Ripley's world record holder for the longest non stop wheelie in a
wheelchair, covering a total distance of 6.178 miles. The reason for his record was to help raise money for
wheelchair ramps throughout his Community. Roberts Journey doesn't stop there by any means. In Oct
2006, Robert was asked to carry the torch for the 2006 Asian Games. It is said that he was the only one
chosen out of Thousands of other Celebrities throughout the United States to carry out such an honor.
Much of Mr. Hensel's accomplishments have recently found a permanent home within the walls of The
Museum of Disability History, for others to appreciate and learn from. The Museum of Disability History is
the only one of it's kind, displaying the Artifacts and accomplishments connected to some of histories
most notable disabled figures of our time, such as Helen Keller and many others. The Museum is located
in Buffalo, New York.