Q: Is The Walking Man a true story?
A: No, The Walking Man is fiction, but elements of the story are true.
First, Wright Forbucks has generalized Myasthenia Gravis. He briefly lost his ability to walk before curing himself. He blames Diet Coke.
Second, Wright Forbucks had a quadriplegic uncle that had a roommate named Arthur who controlled the TV with his one good hand.