Mohammed Sayed, Wheelchair Man

Wheelchair Man is the story of a fragmented childhood and rocky path to becoming a superhero. Moh is faced with the ultimate consequences of war at a very young age. His childhood is abruptly halted by the all to common violence against civilians. By confronting his physical obstacles and tremendous loss, Moh is able to gain an extraordinary ability. This power allows Moh to aid and prevent harm to those who experience similar losses due to the brutality of war.

Mohammad Sayed was born in Afghanistan. His mother died when he was five, and two weeks later he was paralyzed when his house was bombed. His father took him to a hospital and never returned. He lived for seven years in an NGO-operated hospital in the Panshir Valley. Met an American nurse at age 12, Sayed came to the United States and began his new life, attending public schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts and graduating from high school in 2016. He honed his creative skills at NuVu, an innovation high school in Cambridge that emphasizes multi-disciplinary, collaborative learning that enables inventors to take their ideas and see them through to execution.

Event date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140