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Jonathan Cordes checks up on a booth worker at the Tulsa State Fair, Friday Afternoon. Jonathan Cordes checks up on a booth worker at the Tulsa State Fair, Friday Afternoon.

Walking the midway very is hard, but being in a wheelchair is even harder. Try running a business from one.

At birth, Jonathan Cordes was different.

"I've always been a go getter I've never let my disability hinder what I do."

Unable to walk and limited use of his hands, he's found his niche at the fair.

Customer Bobbie Jo Duerre says, "Speedy over here, that's our favorite person out here."

Jonathan owns Speedy's Concessions.

"We got the market cornered."

Jonathan has gained such a following along the midway he's hired three other workers including his best friend, nicknamed Ox.

"He pulls this wagon that weighs about 450 pounds full of stock and he pulls it all over the midway."

They sell sodas, energy drinks, I candy bars, and chips to any number of the 25 hundred people working the midway.

It helps us a lot we're here a lot of hours and if you don't have a break you don't get out of here except for going to the bathroom, they bring you something to drink, it helps a lot.

Jonathan says his chair gets pretty beat up driving over cables, but he knows his customers are counting on him.

Jonathan hopes to expand by going to work with the Murphy brothers. If it happens a whole new works could open up for him.

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