THE BIG READ | 'Don't tell me what I can and can't do just because I'm in a wheelchair'

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SA ability activist Chaeli Mycroft with Pakistani youth icon Malala Yousafzai (left) at the International Children’s Peace Prize in the Netherlands in 2013. (PHOTO: Kids Rights Foundation)
SA ability activist Chaeli Mycroft with Pakistani youth icon Malala Yousafzai (left) at the International Children’s Peace Prize in the Netherlands in 2013. (PHOTO: Kids Rights Foundation)

She was just 11 months old when doctors gave her parents the news: Russell and Zelda Mycroft were told that their youngest daughter, Chaeli, had cerebral palsy. This meant for her entire life she would struggle to move and would have to use a wheelchair and be reliant on others to help her do simple things like brush her teeth.

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