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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 3/14/13- An Inventor Beyond Her Time Bessie Blount (Vol.3,Iss.1)

“A black woman can invent something for the benefit of humankind” – Bessie Blount  

Bessie Blount, was a physical therapist who worked with soldiers injured in W.W.II. Bessie Blount’s war service inspired her to patent a device, in 1951, that allowed amputees to feed themselves.

The electrical device allowed a tube to deliver one mouthful of food at a time to a patient in a wheelchair or in a bed whenever he or she bit down on the tube. She later invented a portable receptacle support that was a simpler and smaller version of the same, designed to be worn around a patient’s neck. http://inventors.about.com/od/bstartinventors/a/Bessie_Blount.htm

Bessie Blunt could not get all of her inventions patented with ease yet she was not deterred, but lived and worked with determination. The French government saw the need and usefulness of her inventions and shared them with the world. To read more about Bessie Blount go to http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/savior-handicapped-bessie-blount


March is National Women’s History Project Month, “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination”
Attend The Triumphant Living Workshop hosted by The YES Network on March 16, 2013 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm at O’Charley’s Restaurant.  Dr. Loretta Faith Harris is the guest speaker and will provide strategies on how to turn your tragedy into triumph, accomplish successful transition after life-altering circumstances, recuperate mind, body, soul after a tragic occurrence, and increase personal motivation to complete important projects.

Learn More about Triumphant Living Workshops & Register Online for a Donation of $24.95:www.lorettafaithharris.com/events/triumphantlivingtour
A percentage of all proceeds (lunch & books) will be donated to The Journey Less Traveled Foundation, Inc.

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