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Biography

Paul Pickering

My name is Paul Pickering and this is my story. I suffered a serious accident in November of 1986 that left me paralyzed from the neck down and ventilator dependent 24 hours a day. Also, I lost both of my legs above the knee. These injuries occurred from being struck by a car while hitchhiking along the Southeast Expressway in Boston. At that time I was struggling with a drug addiction, and could not release the grip that it had on me. The accident forced me to become straight as I recuperated in a rehab hospital, learning how to cope with my new life. This left me with new challenges to deal with which actually turned my life around for the better. Even though I struggled for awhile trying to find something constructive to do to fit in, I eventually found my niche.

After a few years of my changed life I realized that I could write four-line rhymes suitable for greeting cards quite naturally. I had always had a creative touch growing up so that helps me to round out the designing process to complete my cards. I discovered that I could achieve this with a voice activated computer program that allows me to dictate commands and edit text to the computer which in turn leaves my hands free which I am unable to use due to my disability.

You'll find that I cover most of the established greeting card occasions, but also some unconventional ones too. My cards are specialized in the respect that if you are patient I guarantee that you will always find just the right card to suit your specific need for any occasion. If you take the time to browse through them you will not only find what you like, but what you desire. Thank you for taking the time to read my biography. And please feel free to send me feedback by email, whether it's critical suggestions to improve my cards, or any topic that you may want to comment on.

Paul Pickering