I saw the headline "Armless Man Gets 5 Years for Driving" and didn't know what to think. It turns out what happened is exactly what the headline said.
A man with no arms and one leg who wouldn't stop driving despite a long list of traffic violations was sentenced to five years in prison Friday on felony driving and drug charges.
Apparently he taught himself to drive at age 13, after losing both arms and a leg in an electrical accident. At one point he had a valid driver's license, but lost it due to a number of violations.
The article ends with these two lines:
In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Wiley said he's done driving.
"I'm beat. The white flag is up," he said. "You can only bang your head against the wall so long before it hurts."
Use this article to start a discussion. It could be on anything, just hear the students' reactions. Specifically, I think you could use this to talk about: perseverence, knowing when to quit, stubbornness, asking for help.