Optimus Provost and the Power of Self-Written Capability: The Story of Gavin Provost

Author: Ally Bartoszewicz

In early 1990, Carol Provost received difficult news followed by referral to a geneticist and advice to terminate her four-and-a-half month pregnancy. Her unborn child, she was told, had spina bifida — a neurological condition that disrupts development of the spinal cord and parts of the brain. In this case, spina bifida meant her child would likely be in a wheelchair his entire life.

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