Amputation leads to ‘shoe’ initiative

2016-10-25 06:00
Nirvasha Singh with the heels she donated to the Choose Your Shoes initiative Photo: supplied

Nirvasha Singh with the heels she donated to the Choose Your Shoes initiative Photo: supplied

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ANY woman with a passion for shoes knows it’s never easy to give away a pair, let alone their entire collection, but for Nirvasha Singh, it was a way for her to accept her fate and move forward with her life.

Singh lost a leg in January after a car accident.

Due to the amputation and the fitting of my prosthetic leg, she is unable to wear the high heels she loved and wore often.

Although frustrated she overcame depression with the help of friends and motivation from The Robin Hood Foundation.

“I had the opportunity to attend a motivational seminar held by Cindy Norcott in September, which taught me about customer service and what us, as front-line ladies, can offer clients.

“In the morning we listened to Norcott and Kim Griffith Jones from The Robin Hood Foundation and it was during their presentation I learnt of the amazing work being done.

“I learnt about their Choose your Shoes initiative and it dawned on me that I have many shoes I could donate, instead of them collecting dust in my cupboard.”

Singh said she realised there is hope after her traumatic journey and the talk inspired her to believe that her event can inspire and encourage others.

“With the encouragement of my work colleagues, I have donated all my heels to the Choose your Shoes initiative in the hope that I can make another young girl feel special and beautiful.

“I would like to convince others, who are facing similar situations or even worse, to be positive and never give up because there are other people who may be in a worse situation, but are trying to live life.”

For more information about donating shoes to the campaign email

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