Quadriplegic Chops Food

2.23.2017
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Chris is a C5-6 quadriplegic and can't move his fingers. But this doesn't stop him from preparing meals in his kitchen.

He's got an effective routine when it comes to making a salad for himself. First he wheels into the kitchen and removes all his ingredients from the fridge. Then he lays everything out on the counter, and with a non-skid cutting board and an adaptive knife, Chris begins to chop. 

He makes expert work of chopping up things like apples, grapes, avocados, and leafy greens. What he doesn't use in his salad, he saves for later in a plastic container. 

With practice and planning, Chris has become an expert at chopping food. Watch his fast-motion video to see how he does it!

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