Driving into the new year

Itumeleng proudly holds her driving licence above her head.

Itumeleng approached QASA determined to get her driver’s licence. She was unwavering in her desire to learn to drive herself, as public transport was becoming too difficult to use. Itumeleng was born with a disability and due to unforeseen circumstances became a wheelchair user.

It was a big adjustment for her. She notes that being a wheelchair user is not the end of the world – a person needs courage, patience, acceptance, support, positivity and determination, but that if you possess all these qualities, everything is possible.

She is very excited about her newly acquired licence and is already driving herself around. She would like to thank her family for all their support, Des, her driving instructor, for his encouragement in the driving lessons, and QASA for all the assistance in making her goal achievable. QASA wishes Itumeleng all the best and safe driving.


Ari Seirlis is the CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and managing editor of Rolling Inspiration. email: ceo@qasa.co.za

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