Wednesday, December 19, 2007

SL: Changing Lives for the Better

We who are able-bodied and can get around in RL, may not feel how SL has particularly impacted us. But a group of 9 folks with cerebral palsy in Dorchester, Massachusetts have discovered how empowering and liberating it is to be able at last to do what they've always wanted to do, through SL.

Wilde Cunningham is an avatar created by these 9 people; he lives in a world where he can fly, snowboard, ski and do the things his creators are never going to be able to do. Viewing this video I realized how powerful SL can be in bringing laughter, fun and healing to such folks.

The avatar on the left is one of a lady with multiple sclerosis who now runs a home goods store and is a wedding planner inworld. Cool!

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