Disabilities don’t hold them back
People with disabilities are going for gold these days.
They want to get out there and keep fit, experience all that life has to offer and live fulfilling lives.
Just look at our special Olympians and athletes. They’re inspirational. Just last week the Bay News lead story was about Operation Ride where severely injured soldiers biked the length of New Zealand on tandem bikes. Talk about a life changing experience.
Yvonne de Winter, who is blind, is the subject of our lead story this week. She rides a tandem bike every week with cycle partner and allaround good guy Iain Bibby.
Yvonne made a point of telling me that things have changed for people with disabilities or impairments . . . the days of sitting at home feeling sorry for yourself are gone. People like Yvonne embrace life.
Yvonne has even done a bungy jump. Good on you, Yvonne. And Iain too, such a good sort.