There is a man in Kansas City who grants wishes through mechanics. He helps those in need or those who suffer in life, they call him the wizard.
The wizard’s real name is Adam Smith, a native from Kansas Missouri, a man who disappeared from the map for six years and no one knows which were his whereabouts during that period of time.
The wizard has a house in Kansas City but resides God knows where, he has abstained to answer every time asked.
He has no wife, no children and no living family, as the last relative of his died a good ten years ago.
What he does is walk around the city all day asking people for spare parts of any machine they use no longer.
The Wizard also spends a good deal of time scouting the landfills for anything that he may find useful.
Though he is a lonely wolf and is well known by every trashcan in town, the wizard dresses impeccably well, has excellent manners and is, I dare say, the kindest man I have ever met.
Another thing worth mentioning, something that is very well known by the entire community, is his enormous wealth. People know this because he has sponsored the college of over fifty boys and girls who have said no to drugs after having had problems with them. He has also started a program of préstamos online (online loans), specially addressed to young students from Hispanic communities, who are specially gifted for arts and science.
Amongst the wizard’s finest inventions are a pair of swimming legs for a swimmer who lost his lims in an accident; a hand for a man who lost it at construction work; and an arm for a big time golfer.
Now we are here to witness his latest invention, which is a motorized wheelchair for a woman who broke her spine at a car accident and lost most of her movements.
Physically the machine looks like a black convertible Mini Cooper, except much smaller and way handier.
The presentation of the vehicle took place on an open field where the injured woman used it for the first time. After a couple of minutes she became a master at maneuvering it.
If you got to see the wizard from up close you would find an enormous resemblance to Mark Twain in his late years.
I am still amazed how he made that motorized, first class wheelchair out of a stadium chair.