For persons with disabilities, the sky is not the limit

At the age of two Edward (Eddie) Ndopu’s life seemed over before it had even begun. That year, he had been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a genetic disease that affects the nerve cells that help us walk, eat or breathe. According to doctors, Eddie would not live beyond his fifth birthday. Driven by a relentless pursuit of a full life, Eddie not only survived, he was able to get an education and go on to become the first African with a disability to graduate from Oxford University and become the UN Secretary-General’s SDG Advocate. Today, he is making plans to become the first wheelchair user to go into space.

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File date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019