‘HIV took my mother, not my spirit, we are not our circumstances’

From living in a shack in a township in SA to calling Oprah Mom, to sharing the podium with Michelle Obama…

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Despite the events, I say again, I love him because I love me

I live in a state of becoming. I will never reach a destination, I keep seeing further and constantly reaching for as far as I can see. I am content because I am where I’m meant to be right now – and in this context – yes I am living my dream.

My thing is if you don’t tell yourself that you are the best, you never will be.

My cycling accident, left me completely paralyzed from the belly button down. I feel like a prisoner at times, jailed in my own body, finding my freedom only when I am out taking part in sports – I’ve represented SA in two Para-cycling World cups, brought home two gold medals.