2004 Winner - John Robert May

John Robert May, 42, of Silver Spring, Maryland, will soon be writing away on a new computer with voice recognition software, both provided by The Eric Fund.

John, who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and uses a wheelchair, is looking forward to using the computer to start a business and write a book.  Before he was diagnosed with MS, John had a 20-year career as a hairstylist, specializing in coloring. John’s disability has made it difficult for him to work.  

The new computer and software will help John achieve one of his life-long goals of writing a book.  John said he has had many interesting life experiences that he would like to docuent. The voice recognition software will be particularly helpful because he is unable to type.  John hopes the book becomes a success so he one day open his own hair salon.