PokerNews Interview: Josh Cranfill
PokerNews.com | April 29, 2011 | By Rich Ryan
At 14 months old, Josh Cranfill was diagnosed with Werdnig-Hoffman Disease – a form of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is a degenerative muscle disease that weakens the muscles in the body until they eventual die out. Poker is unquestionably Cranfill’s favorite hobby, but since the United States Department of Justice shut down online poker in the United States, it’s become extremely difficult for him to play.
Cranfill is confined to an electric wheelchair, limiting his mobility, and lives in Burlington, North Carolina, which is a long way from any brick-and-mortar casino. He can play in home games, but the houses or buildings must be handicap accessible and he needs an assistant to get him there and help him play.
We were fortunate enough to catch up with Cranfill and talk to him about the current state of online poker and how it effects the handicapped community.
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