I’M NEVER CONTENT, I’M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE

I wouldn’t say my life is exactly where I want it to be, but I’m making progress and it’s going forward, and I’m happy with it. I’m never content, always looking for more. So I think as time goes by and I get older, and I learn more things I think life is just going to get better.

-Bong

WE DID IT, JUST ME AND HIM

I’m always proud of him. and I cannot take all the credit. It’s me and him who did it, just me and him. Who did it. We made it, we live , it’s a long walk but we walk.

-Bong's Mom, Vicky

THE WHEELCHAIR DOESN’T LIMIT WHO HE IS

If you didn’t know him, then I might have to help or advocate or even push that he was a normal guy. As soon as he opened up his mouth, people tend to realize that he can handle his own. and that the wheelchair doesn’t limit him to what he can do and who he is.

-Childhood friend, Donnell

MY PERSONALITY AND DRIVE TRIUMPHS MY DISABILITY

Well, Nateema sees me for Bong. Definitely just for Bong. I think my personality and my ambition and my drive to want to do everything on my own, I think trumphs my disability 100 percent.

-Bong

   Still Photos by Susie Fitzhugh and Susan Hadary