Mohammad Sayed (Moh) exhibits a profound passion to bring hope and empowerment to differently abled children and adults around the world, and the creative talents to both inspire and enable such people to fully realize their potential and to be full participants in society. By his own example, he seeks to educate all of us to see beyond the stereotypes of “disability/ability” and help make way for the aspirations of the differently abled.
Like his superhero Wheelchair Man, Moh has overcome physical and emotional wounds inflicted by wartime violence against civilians in his native Afghanistan. Moh’s mother died when he was 5 years old, and 11 days later, he became paralyzed when his house was destroyed. His father took him to an NGO-operated hospital, where Moh lived for seven years until an American nurse brought the 12-year-old to the U.S. to rebuild his life.
While attending NuVu in Cambridge, Mass. in 2015, the same year he earned his American citizenship, Moh introduced his inventions for 3D-printed wheelchair accessories to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair. A 2016 graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, he has patented numerous adaptive tools while creating comic book heroes with physical challenges to rebuild hope and empowerment in wheelchairs users worldwid.