In the spirit of being part of what makes champions; be it academic success or gold medal superheroes, I’m making an appeal for a young man called Alex. It’s his first time in London and I was honoured to be asked to help him around during the start of the Paralympics. As you can imagine he’s having a fantastic time filming with Team Kenya and experiencing our Great Britain.
What’s amazing about Alex is that despite being inflicted with polio, and being able to walk on just one leg, it hasn’t prevented him from reaching his goal of accessing excellence in education. I’ve already managed to get him new clothes, but what he really needs is a size 7 shoe. Yes, just one! The right one! If you have access to a reasonably good size 7 right shoe, or shoes/trainers. It doesn’t have to be new and I know he’d be most grateful.
Thanks and come on Team Baroudeurs!
A quick update to say thanks to everyone for helping get Alex shoes. A big thanks to Jane, Oli and Sarah T. for making this happen. We’ve even persuaded Alex to become a pen-pal to some local students. Debbie who has produced and directed pieces for the Olympics and Paralympics also wanted to say thanks and let you know that a documentary on Kenyan Sporting Dreams and the less able will be screened again, or you can catch it on iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01mm3cp/Kenyan_Sporting_Dreams/
Hope you can watch and cheer him on!
“Disability is not inability” – Alex Chebasis