Robert was born with a birth defect known as spina bifida. A disability that has not stopped him from achieving success in his life. Robert serves as an Advocate for the disabled, an on going effort to to better the rights of all Americans with disabilities. He is an International poet-writer with well over 900 publications Published worldwide. In 2000, Robert was nominated as one of the best poets of the 20th Cen. Just most Recently, he was nominated for the pushcart prize, an award giving to Outstanding Poets & Writers. Robert is also a Guinness & Ripley's World Record Holder for the longest non stop wheelie in a wheelchair, covering a total distance of 6.178 miles. The reason for his record, was to help raise money for wheelchair ramps throughout the community. Robert's journey doesn't stop there by any means. In Oct 2006, Robert was asked to carry the torch for the 2006 Asian games. It is said that he was the only one chosen out of thousands of other Celebrities throughout the United States to carry out such an honor. Some Of Mr. Hensels accomplishments have recently found a permanent home within the walls of The Museum of Disability History, for others to appreciate and learn from. The Museum of Disability History is the only Museum of it's kind, displaying the artifacts and accomplishments connected to some of histories most notable disabled figures of our time, such as Helen Keller and many others. The Museum is located in Buffalo, New York.