Seems sad somebody would do this. Story here
A deaf boy in a wheelchair, and the man who invented him.
MEET Dave Rose. He’s a quadriplegic born with severe athetoid cerebral palsy and profound deafness. Except the boy who inspired millions was never born at all.
It’s a complicated story. ‘Dave on Wheels’ captured the imagination of people around the world with his colourful and uplifting Twitter presence.
His account @daveonwheels, and his sister Nichole’s account helped tell the story of a quadriplegic with an incredible outlook on life.
His Tweets, often humorous and always touching, were shared around Twitter by millions of people including Kim Kardashian.
But then, suddenly, after Nichole Rose announced her brother had passed away in hospital, a sickening and elaborate hoax slowly unravelled.
Some anonymous tips and, eventually, the outing on theChive.com, revealed that Dave Rose’s picture belonged to someone else and his life belonged to the imagination of a grown man.
“[Dave is] A character, a part of my psyche,” he wrote when backed into a corner.