Africa Nov 14, 2016
SOUTH AFRICA: As the country observes national disability month, SABC takes a look at some of the inspiring stories of triumph.
Walking is a physical activity often taken for granted, but for William Mashigo a daily struggle.
He has had to learn to walk again. This after suffering a second debilitating stroke, which partially paralysed his left side affecting his speech.
In another case study a truck accident caused severe spinal injury to Sello Mokhachane leaving him wheel-chair bound.
Over the past three months he’s undergone intensive physio-therapy.
It is also not just about physical rehabilitation. Dr Virginia Wilson of Rehabilitation Medicine says: “When patients come here its soon after their injury or illness. always says never lose hope, change is possible and rehab is the new stem cell.”