Where to from here?

Heritage Month is an excellent time every year to reflect on our position in society, but how can we encourage even greater acceptance of people with disabilities? In the face of recent political developments, it would be naive not to give a thought to the future of people with disabilities...

This content is for Gold and Silver members only.
Log In Register

Lost in space

A spinal cord injury is life-changing for the injured person as well as their spouse or life partner Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are hugely traumatic. We deal with the death of a part of ourselves and we turn inwards. There is the battle to survive, followed closely by the battle...

This content is for Gold and Silver members only.
Log In Register

FAQs from amputees

After an amputation, you could be left uncertain about how to go about life. Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions from amputees For any new amputee, the event of losing a limb is in itself a very traumatic experience. It immediately raises hundreds of questions and...

This content is for Gold and Silver members only.
Log In Register

The last exciting stretch for 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, there are still some exciting events ahead, such as the SuperSport Series and Vodacom National Championship wheelchair basketball tournaments The year after the Paralympic Games is always a quiet one, however, there are a few competitions left for this year. Unfortunately, the World Para Powerlifting...

This content is for Gold and Silver members only.
Log In Register

Making sweet music!

Children love music – and these instruments can be made and enjoyed by children with mobility impairments Place the instruments in a spot where the child can access them most easily (eg, fitted to wheelchair lap-trays or taped to children’s wrists). As far as possible let the children help to...

This content is for Gold and Silver members only.
Log In Register

My body and I

Many people are dissatisfied with their body – and this can affect sexual relationships. A healthy body image can be even more difficult for people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) Many people have a difficult relationship with their body and their body image – how they feel about their...

This content is for Gold and Silver members only.
Log In Register

It’s a Wrap!

After coming full circle, it’s time to rewrite a life story and to embrace whatever life throws in the way. I launched my first book, My Life Climax, in August 2017 and in it I take the reader through an incredible journey of living a fruitful life, with or without...

This content is for Gold and Silver members only.
Log In Register

Onwards to a barrier-free society

Everyone needs to work together to eliminate the barriers that are preventing people with disabilities from fully participating in their community Whenever I’m confronted with the need to define disability or to justify my position in society as a person with a disability, I am faced with a dilemma. Do...

This content is for Gold and Silver members only.
Log In Register