Disabilities don’t define you!

You can still achieve your dreams

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Growing up I found school difficult because when I was 5 I was in a car accident that left me with a brain injury.

Doctors said I wouldn’t be the same again. Some even said I wouldn’t amount to much in life because of the disability, but I didn’t believe them.

My grandma always told me I was special and that I shouldn’t let the world put limitations on me. So I made a decision to listen to her and ignored all the negativity.

Although I found it hard to learn in the classroom, I discovered I was really good at fixing things. History and Geography may not have been my strengths, but give me a radio and I could fix it! Give me a car and I could get the engine running again!

I told my parents about my dreams to own my own mechanic shop one day and they loved it! My dad suggested I start small by helping people in my community and working with my uncle in his car garage. Soon everyone knew me as the fixer and my business started to grow!

My disability taught me that being smart in school does not define my worth. My life still matters. We all have different gifts and talents and they can be used in many ways, so think outside the box! Being disabled also doesn’t make you worse off. You can still achieve your dreams and be who you want to be! If I can do it then so can you!

We all have different gifts and talents, tell us about yours in the comment section

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💕💖❤💙💗💛💚💙💗💘💛💋💋💋

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Be nice and be a good girl

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Thanks so much for letting me be there in a few min to get there and Mt And Get out of here

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I need help about English

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I want help in mathematics ☺😭

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

#love love yourself

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

#money I hate money serious

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Just be u...and do u...for u bbes

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Yes thts true dissabilty means nothn if u hv slf esteem my gf is dissable bt she can do evrythn for me n she makes me hppy n she is talented

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hellow

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Helowz

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Helowz

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Being different has never define no one .. Just keep in mind no ones perfect . I mean even if u are disable no one has the right towards what u want ..and what u are feeling ..u are ur own boss .. Don't let anyone step on your toes.. Just be brave and strong remember someone out there has ur back always 😇💛

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hi beloved sisters ...m 17 years old and m doing my matric . But I have a little problem with my height - m very short , I went to look for a job with my male friend Koketso a day ago . When we got there ,they told us to leave our C.V's but some workers there kept on saying that I shouldn't be recognized because of my height . They said that I shouldn't be taken because I'm too short , how on earth could they say that without looking at my C.V ? The part time job we were applying for is at a store ,so I had hoped that they could give me a job that's suitable for me like working at the till , working with the computers or maybe do stock taking But from where I'm standing now ,it looks like I've lost that job because of my height Was I treated fairly ?? Please help me ...what can I do because I really need a part time job

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hi beloved sisters ...m 17 years old and m doing my matric . But I have a little problem with my height - m very short , I went to look for a job with my male friend Koketso a day ago . When we got there ,they told us to leave our C.V's but some workers there kept on saying that I shouldn't be recognized because of my height . They said that I shouldn't be taken because I'm too short , how on earth could they say that without looking at my C.V ? The part time job we were applying for is at a store ,so I had hoped that they could give me a job that's suitable for me like working at the till , working with the computers or maybe do stock taking But from where I'm standing now ,it looks like I've lost that job because of my height Was I treated fairly ?? Please help me ...what can I do because I really need a part time job

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Hey Springster, when they advertised the job, did they mention that they needed a tall person for some specific reason. If not then that certainly sounds like discrimination. You are allowed to contact them and their employment offices to be a 100% sure of why they denied your application. For details of what to do next, you can also call the Department of Labour in your province. We hope this gets rectified soo. Feel free to let us know how things work out in the end.

Love you ❤️❤️

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Good gal nothing can bring u down..dream big never let chalkenges overcome your dreams💙💙💙

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

wow girl I LURVE YOU XEM

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Yes u are right we people with disabilities we get undermine because people think we not worthy of nothing we can think for our self I wanna tell u u are wrong because there are things we can do and we do them well

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Go gal you such an inspiration to those b Who are disabled wish you luck In everything you want to do 💖💖💖

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Go gal you such an inspiration to those Who are disabled wish you luck In everything you want to do 💖💖💖

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hey amahle and I'll like to help

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Shame girl I'm sorry

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Ok

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Beautiful girl

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

U massage is touching so sweet grandmother's always make us feel love and courageous.even though people look down on us gossiping about us.our grannies will always be there.people will always talk.even though they gossip it's their loss leave them don't entatain them. #mabanake izindaba zabo So that they can be safe

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

U massage is touching so sweet grandmother's always make us feel love and courageous.even though people look down on us gossiping about us.our grannies will always be there.people will always talk.even though they gossip it's their loss leave them don't entatain them. #mabanake izindaba zabo So that they can be safe

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I experienced the exact same thing 3 years ago. I was bullied at school that I was depressed and wanted to kill myself. #KeepOnKeepingOn mo-ghel

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Hi Naleditjie, bullying can be a problem for many young people and we're really sorry that you had to go through all of that. We're glad that the bullying stopped and that you're able to talk about it today. If you want to talk more, we'd recommend that you still talk to a trusted adult like a parent/guardian, older sibling, relative, neighbor or teacher about your feelings ad what you went through. You can also talk to the counselors at Childline SA. They will offer you counselling over the phone, in person and online. You don't need to give them your name and can contact them any time of the day or night. They are here to help you! Don't forget you can contact them on their 24/7 Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help. Visit their website: http://www.childlinesa.org.za, Facebook and Twitter page for useful information.

Hi girl my words for is... if you don't go after what you will never have it so you just keep on moving your C'Vs and keep on praying god because he loved you and he will never leave you...

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Physical challenges bring most ppl down wen 1st experienced....I'm glad it nvr got 2 u nd u stood up 2 own ur throne....thank u so much 4 being such an inspiration 2 so many...not only 4 de physically challenged ppl bt 2 all human in general... I've got dis devotion 4 flowers... Bt ppl think dat I'm crazy, my confidence got lost in de line...nd I'd love 2 open my own business someday...i jst hope they get 2 understand me

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Hello ReLee Thank you for sharing this with us. Everyone is beautiful. When it comes to business please click on the link and get some tips on how to start one. http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-life/miss-money-maker/