Sadé is physically disabled and has to use a wheelchair to get around. She explains that with the help of Ms. Carisca Duvenage, a councilor at Jan Kriel School, she was able to break the shell around herself where she hid from the world. “She helped me to find myself. To know where I want to go with my life. To be bold. NOW I AM FREE.”
Sadé, a Matric pupil resently wrote this essay:
“When I was born, I was diagnosed with a disability called congenital myopathy. It is a disability that causes you to have weak muscles and brittle bones. People were scared I was not going to make it cause of the way I looked. I had a big head but no body fat, I was basically a skeleton.
For that my parents was scared I was not going to make it, even the doctor’s gave me six months to live. But God had other plans for me, the devil tried taking my life countless times already he tried taking my life before I was even born. Firstly in my mothers tummy, then while she gave birth to me the doctors broke both my legs. Therefore today I am in a wheelchair. Still don’t let my disability nor the fact that I am in a wheelchair stand in the way of what I want to achieve, because I know that God has a purpose for me being like this.
Having a disability is nothing to be ashamed of in fact, I’m happy he chose me to fight this battle. He would not have put me in a position if he knew I was not capable of handling all the challenges that the world has to offer. Today I can proudly say I am a fighter.
At a young age I realize that in today’s life you could not go a day without Jesus for he is the king of all kings and the Lord of lords. Without him I am lost, empty and broken. I have realized that I can go without people but not without God for His is the one that puts the right people on your path at the right time and at the right place.
Therefore people come and go and I agree that you think that not everyone you meet has been good to you. I mean if it was so your life would be perfect. God let’s some people in your life to teach you a valuable lesson, he also let’s you go through the worst things but not to punish you but for you to seek him and grow deeper in his word.
One thing that I’ve learned is when you walk a path with Jesus he does miracles in your life. Keep your focus on Him, praise Him, worship Him and everything will fall into place. You will start to see the world in a different light.
All these moments have made me the person I am today. So don’t let anyone break you down or let you feel like less of a person. Live your life to the fullest. If I could, so can you. So don’t give up, because you need to fight your own battles”.
Disabled people should be treated equally. I want to change people’s perception and in doing that, change the lives of people with disabilities.
PS After matric, Sadé wants to continue with motivational speaking and help disabled people where ever she can.