Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Biking for Waiver of Sovereign Immunity

A novel approach:

A man plans to bike from El Paso to Beaumont without the use of his legs.

Mikail Davenport, 58, has post-polio syndrome and he's a cancer survivor. Davenport kicked off a 950-mile, 25-day cycling tour Tuesday to prove that having a disability is not a death sentence. He's calling it the Legless Lizard Tour de Tejas.

City leaders, wheelchair athletes and fans joined Davenport at a local bicycle shop to send him off.

Davenport wants to send a message to state legislators dealing with issues of people who have disabilities.

He especially wants Texas to waive its immunity from the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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