Today is International Day of Persons with Disability.  To coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disability,  a local wheelchair basketball club in Cork, Rebel Wheelers have released a short documentary to promote children living with a physical disability to participate in sport. The teenagers, who participated in the documentary highlight the challenges they have faced and how sport has presented them with great opportunities to make friends, to travel and to play for the Irish National Team

Rebel Wheelers in Cork offers a range of different sporting activities including basketball, rugby and athletics. The short documentary features five members of the Rebel Wheelers who share their stories about how participating in basketball in particular, has had a positive impact on their lives. As one of the Cork teen points out

Just because you’re in a chair, doesn’t mean your independence is gone 

 

 

The 2019 International Day of Persons with Disability theme is “Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership” 

At MMS Medical we are privileged to meet those who are heroes in the face of  adversity everyday. Focusing on the possible rather than the impossible, Cork Beauty Therapist Sarah Dullea , has shown determination and leadership to achieve her dream of opening a wheelchair accessible salon despite having Spina Bifida. Watch her inspiring story here.

 

Salon dreams

"It just meant a lot to me that someone said, 'yes, absolutely. We can do this.'"Meet the Cork beauty therapist with spina bifida who has realised her dream to open a wheelchair accessible salon. 👩🏻‍🦽💅🏻 (Tap to expand)

Posted by RTÉ News on Wednesday, November 20, 2019