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EXCERPT | Unapologetically Able by Chaeli Mycroft

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Chaeli Mycroft with her book Unapologetically Able. (Photo: Supplied)
Chaeli Mycroft with her book Unapologetically Able. (Photo: Supplied)

Chaeli Mycroft is a South African ability activist. She was born with cerebral palsy and told she would never be able to do much; she was told she'd never be able to write. Yet she has since gone on to climb Kilimanjaro and became the first wheelchair athlete to complete the Comrades Marathon. She has received the International Children's Peace Award. Her book Unapologetically Able book chronicles the life, laughs and oft-unspoken vulnerabilities of those living with disability. Unapologetically Able is available from her website and via Amazon.

If you’re wondering about how I would do something, I probably need some sort of assistance to get that done. I can’t do a lot of things but I’ve learnt that doing that stuff on my own is not the most important thing in my life. There is a way to be honest about what doesn’t work for me because of my disability, and still have a positive outlook on life. It’s okay to have help. I can use the energy elsewhere.

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