Dave on Wheels, an inspiration to us all, is using the Twitter Machine properly (20 Photos)

At a glance, David Rose is, specifically, a profoundly deaf quadriplegic due to athetoid/spastic cerebral palsy. But Dave is so much more than his conditions. He's also articulate, hilarious, philosophical, and grateful for every second he has. No matter what life throws at Dave (which is quite a lot these days) he greets it with steadfast humor.

A couple months ago, Erin Willett and Sarah Hill started following Dave's Twitter Machine, DaveonWheels. They've since become close friends. Both Chivettes contacted me and encouraged me to follow Dave,

"He's the epitome of KCCO. This Chiver rocks in ways we can't even conceive."

Dave has amassed quite a following on Twitter. Each day he sends dozens of inspiring Tweets, mostly hilarious quips and personal affirmations to his followers wishing THEM well.

The volume of his correspondence is amazing considering Dave has no control over his arms. Instead he types with his eyes on a specialized computer that reads his visual instructions called a Tobii. Dave types an average of 4 words per minute.

But you'll be amazed what Dave does with those 4 words...

UPDATE: Dave is out of surgery and Tweeting! Dave's Twitter has exploded from 800 followers to 5,400 in just a few short hours. More updates to follow.

I asked Erin if there’s anything we could do for Dave, is there anything he needs? Erin’s response was not what I expected.

“You’re asking the wrong questions, John. You see, Dave doesn’t need us, we need Dave.”

High praise indeed. I’m declaring a National Holiday in your honor today, Dave on Wheels Day. I’ve called the White House and left a recording.

Thanks for everything you are, Dave, you’re making the world a better place 4 words-per-minute at a time.

Dave’s Twitter Machine.

Dave’s personal blog.

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  • babyfartmagizax

    #1 True Chiver right there! KCCO Dave! This is what The Chive is about!

    • http://twitter.com/erinwillett @erinwillett

      The number one chiver everyone should know! The best person I've ever met on the internet, hands down.

      • FunKiller

        Positivity is the most attractive quality anyone can possess.

      • theDirty

        oops

    • Logan

      i like the idea about the national holiday in his name like was mentioned at the bottom… but the 8th is taken by columbus day sooo……

  • Mikey

    #1

    I'm simply leveled right now by this amazing person. Stay strong, Dave, and keep being awesome

    Sincerely,

    This many Chivers ——–>

    • Giblets

      I have no words that could express how awesome this man is.

    • Pandemonium

      This guy is my hero. The whole time reading his tweets I'm thinking, " this guy has better grammar then most internet posts and tweets. "

      • Pr0n

        than

  • loves sammiches

    Such an inspiration! KCCO, Dave.

  • AB

    Dave is awesome. We should all wish, to kick as much ass as this guy. And i second his wish to see Erin and Ms. Johanson dancing on a piano in cellophane mini skirts

  • Josh

    This is great. Thanks John. And Dave.

  • 3Monkeys

    KCCO, Dave!

    Great post, Chive.

  • _DoC_

    Well don't I feel like a negative shit bag now…

  • KCO617

    The water works started at #1…I've read your blog for a while now bud, KCCO!

    • 5280Blazin

      dammit I swear it was a little elf ran by and just poked me in both eyes.

  • MatteOh

    Chive on Dave! you give hope to the rest of the world! KCCO friend

  • Wet_tosti

    Your body maybe let's you down but you sure compensate it with a beautifull mind. Thanks for sharing your kind toughts with the world. Chive on Dave!

  • Alex

    Very inspirational… Thank you Dave and KCCO

  • John

    Dave you rock

  • Aaron

    I think dave's twitter box is exploding. KCCO, Dave.

  • Hank TX

    Fuck yeah, Dave! KCCO.

  • StarboardEngine

    #18
    Greatest outlook on life!! Chive on, Dave!

  • BruceBruce

    FUCK YES! Dave doesn't need us.

    But we DO need him. Specifically to keep proving real people can be kind and understanding. Totally deserving of a sign proposal. Chive on brother!

  • Chiver

    Excellent! Going to follow him right now, it gets so tiring living in an internet age where everybody seems like they need to be negative and full of hate, its refreshing to find people who just want to be positive.

  • Shenanigans

    Instead of the world arguing all the time or having pissing contests with each other, get the combined efforts together to make these diseases extinct. Although, he's got a better attitude towards the world than most of us, and we are generally 'normal'. Maybe he's the one better off for seeing the best in an ugly, ugly world.

  • J. D. Rage

    speechless…KCCO indeed!!!

  • alwaysthatguy

    KCCO Dave!

  • BruceBruce

    P.s. – Dave is doing it right.

  • Anonymous

    Im thinking a new T shirt design featuring dave on wheels…hmmmm make it so chive gods

  • http://twitter.com/Meggerz6971 @Meggerz6971

    Thanks John and Dave. This was long overdue. Dave's an inspiration to us all.

  • Stef

    I rate he should get a Chive care-package, you know to keep the morale up way high, 'cause Lord knows that he deserves it 😛

  • paulhitchcock

    I started following Dave On Wheels after seeing some retweets by Erin and Sarah. Needless to say my life is better for it. Follow him, Chivers. You won't regret it.

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