Wheelchairs aren’t a trap. They give freedom; they don’t take it away.
So don’t say that Stephen Hawking was “freed from his chair”. The chair has always freed him.
RIP Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018.
[Image has two panels, both drawn over starfields. The first has an empty wheelchair with a silhouette walking away; this panel is crossed out and labelled “Don’t say ‘freed from his chair’”. The second panel has Hawking in the chair flying around going ‘whee!’. This panel is labelled “The chair has always freed him.]