Day 193

If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants. – Sir. Isaac Newton

It’s 11: 35 PM on day 193 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, cut my birthday cake (see pictures below) and feed it to myself while watching the Cricket World Cup match: South Africa vs. New Zealand–we lost and are out of the world cup and of course it stings a little but in the bigger scheme of things it’s just a game … people are dying in Japan – and tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – someone who prefers to remain anonymous donated $54.92 – both you and I know who you are thank you for your donation 🙂  

Today being my birthday and all I would like to dedicate this post to:

  • My mother who does things for me that nobody else would do


  • My father who has taught me everything I need to know about myself to survive in this world


  • My siblings who never complain even when my parents give me more attention just because I am on a wheelchair


  • My extended family who show me every day that I am not in this alone


  • Virginia – our late housekeeper – who has taught me how to love unconditionally


  • Gerda – my physiotherapist – who expects me to go out and do great things in spite of my disability


  • Nelson Mandela who has taught me courage of conviction


  • Oprah who has taught me that you receive more when you give    


The cake

The cake out of the box


Me cutting the cake (my eyes appear closed because I am looking down at the cake)


2 responses to “Day 193

  1. Thank you for sharing the pictures of you and the cake!

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