Day 375

I am as stubborn as they come– that’s what I learned today 🙂

It’s 7: 13 PM on day 375 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, drink coffee in a glass, practice writing by hand, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – no luck – prepare my Disability of the Day feature,  feed myself rice and curry for lunch,  watch TV, go to physiotherapy, watch some more TV, publish my  Disability of the Day feature, tweet about my campaign some more–still no luck :(–  and feed myself oranges for dinner.

Today as I was practice writing by hand I wondered why it meant so much to me to be able to sign my own name in that moment the memory of my sister telling me that the clerk at Home Affairs – a place where South Africans go to apply for passports, id’s etc – told her that I couldn’t sign came flooding back into my mind and I realized that that situation was a perfect illustration of who I am as a person when somebody tells me that I can’t do something I know I can I spend every waking hour trying to do it if only to prove them wrong. Is stubbornness your fatal flaw or saving grace?

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If you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing.

Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.

Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!


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