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Who am I? by Ken Vantroba AKA CuddleMan

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Who am I?  by Ken Vantroba  AKA CuddleMan

My life drastically changed in December of 1988.  Why? At the age of 26, I suffered a severe and debilitating stroke that immediately left me unable to move, breath or eat.  I was also unable to ever work again.  That left me totally dependent upon state and federal assistance.  I don’t like that to this day! My family wasn’t prepared!  I wasn’t prepared!  We had to adjust on the fly, so to speak.  Needless to say, life became very difficult.  Since my stroke happened in 1988 there wasn’t much the medical community could do for me, so my life was...

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No “Respect” for the Spoon

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No “Respect” for the Spoon

The history of the spoon is long and interesting. Did you know?  Nobody knows when the first spoon was used but archeological findings show that the spoon can be traced back to 1000 BC. Did you know? In the 13th century, as part of King Edward I wardrobe, he wore a spoon to show his power & wealth. Did you know? There are over 50 variations of the spoon because it’s the most perfect eating tool for liquid and semi-liquid foods. The average person uses a spoon 3-4 times a day. Did you know?  If you Google the word Spoon,...

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Houston Texas - Disabled Entrepreneur tries to get off of Public Aid by creating a Fun Gift for ALL!

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Houston Texas - Disabled Entrepreneur tries to get off of Public Aid by creating a Fun Gift for ALL!

My life drastically changed in December of 1988.  Why? At the age of 26, I suffered a severe and debilitating stroke that immediately left me unable to move, breath or eat.  I was also unable to ever work again.  That left me totally dependent upon state and federal assistance.  I don’t like that to this day! My family wasn’t prepared!  I wasn’t prepared!  We had to adjust on the fly, so to speak.  Needless to say, life became very difficult.  Since my stroke happened in 1988 there wasn’t much the medical community could do for me, so my life was...

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Hello Shark Tank! - A Message to the Casting Producers.

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Hello Shark Tank! - A Message to the Casting Producers.

Hello Shark Tank! My name is Ken Vantroba and I live in Houston, TX I have a business called Cuddle Spoons.  What makes me different from all the other applicants is Me.  Let me explain.  I’m physically disabled and wheelchair bound since suffering a severe stroke in 1988.  I designed and created my spoons to reflect my life; 26 healthy and happy & 26 years disabled and learning how to BE happy. I also wanted people to be happy when they used them.  I mean, anyone can make a spoon – but to make people happy – THAT’S the real...

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Hello ALL Bloggers… Exculsives story about Cuddle Spoons.

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Hello ALL Bloggers… Exculsives story about Cuddle Spoons.

Hello ALL Bloggers… The reason I’m writing a Call Out Blog Post is because I’m a big blog reader myself and I feel Cuddle Spoons or Me would be an interested story to hear about. I have an inspirational story for all of you if anyone is interested. This is my story in the short version: At the age of 26 I had a server stroke that left me totally disabled. Years pasted and I went back two school; in a wheelchair, and earned 2 college degrees. More years went by; with no luck in getting a job because of...

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