MOORHEAD, MN (Valley News Live) – Despite some challenges, a Moorhead man has chosen a unique hobby and encourages others to find what makes them happy too.
“I’m always learning new things and learning new things,” says David Will.
He says he got his first computer in the early 80s and never lost his interest in the cool things they can do.
“My father was a house builder. My mother was an artist. I got the best of both worlds. I had an airbrush in my hand when I was six,” says Will.
Like his father, Will was a home builder.
But due to health problems, he couldn’t do it anymore.
“I had a heart attack. I had a stroke. I have multiple sclerosis…I’ve been through it,” Will says.
That won’t stop him from doing what he loves.
He dabbled in all kinds of printing, from 3D to laser.
Will even 3D prints parts for his chair, as well as anything else he wants.
“You only have a limited time between when you come into this world and when you leave it. Enjoy this moment. That’s all. That’s all for you,” Will says.
He printed designs on leather, fabric, mugs, and even a dollar bill.
“I have to learn it. I have to do it. I have to get my hands on it and act like I can do it. So that’s what I do,” he says.
Will says he read in groups of other people interested in the same thing, and some of them got discouraged.
He says if he can continue to live in an assisted living facility, in a wheelchair, from a spare bedroom in his apartment, so can everyone else.
“I have good days, bad days, stuff like that. On my bad days, I just tell myself that I have to have the ‘willpower’ to get your ass up and go,” he says.
Soon, Will hopes to teach others how to do what he does.
“I try to do my best to inspire people and help them. Hence why I have this on my joystick”
On his joystick, there’s a sticker that reads “INSPIRE PEOPLE.”
Will says he could turn his hobby into a business soon, and he says he’s going to call it ‘Will Power’.
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