This edition kicked off with a big ol’ dose of inspiration as Gareth and the team spoke to two motivational men:

Kicking things off was a listener from Seattle in the United States, Alex Stone, who was brought along by his friend and renowned comedian Siv Ngesi. Alex has been living with cerebral palsy, a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Even with growing up with this disorder, this Masters student has an optimistic view on life and hilarious quick wit!

 

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Then, on the same hand, Radlyn Naidoo tells his tale about being diagnosed with Tourette’s. The 19-year-old university student took on the challenge of the syndrome by finding a way to cope with it – he now alleviates his tics by singing!

 

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Both these guests proved that any form of a disability does not mean an inability – hear their inspiring stories below:

 

 

“Disability” Doesn’t Mean “Inability”

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  • Tamara
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    Dear Gareth

    It was so interesting to see this post on my fb page, it was like reaching out to me. Being a parent to a child who is different is a God given gift that even today i don’t know why God chose me. I was just wondering and would like to make a small request. My 13 year old daughter Emily Zawe has a chronic condition called osteogensis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) and has had 47 fractures. She has been able to have the opportunity to walk but at this stage she is now wheelchair bound. the weather plays a big part in how her legs feel with rods. We are currently have a roller coaster ride of emotions as it has been 3 weeks since she walked. Tomorrow we going for more tests at Steve Biko Hospital to try and see if there anything else they can do to help. Anyway I would your help to lift her spirits in a crazy surprising way or do something to help me embrace who she is. i just thought that after reading this post you would be able to work your magic or do something to make a change in her life.

    since she was in creche, we have been fighting for inclusion of people like her to be treated as ordinary or normal. i have stood up for my child to attend a ordinary creche, a ordinary primary school and she will attend at a normal high school. She is currently attending at Capital Park Primary School in Pretoria after i had to state my case with the Department of Education. If you meet her you wouldn’t believe there is anything wrong with her. I just want her to be reminded that i love her and she is wonderful nevermind her being different or special. My heart breaks because being a teen now it is not getting easier it is getting hard. i want her to embrace who she is, her condition and her wheelchair,

    i have her linked to fb page her name is Emily Zawe. feel free to call me, if you get a chance to get to this email. please just work your magic and give my little girl wings to fly.

    Thank you Regards, Tamara 078 779 2244 (Pretoria)