I grew up in a country area, but I am also challenged with Cerebral Palsy. I have discovered that success stems from hard work. I had to learn to crawl, stand, balance, walk, talk and many other skills that are taken for granted. This gave me a “Can Do” attitude. My passions focus around singing, cooking, computing, carriage driving and helping others. Even before I could talk, I was in the school choir, miming the words and loving the music. My grandmother (who has now passed away) and I spent many hours making pancakes. This interest in cooking led me to helping in catering activities for Riding for the Disabled and my local church. I feel leadership is a combination of encouragement, service, innovation and direction. Teamwork is also very important in leadership. The world is a place to make things better and to provide a service to help others. As I look forward to the future, I hope to make a difference in the computing world and lead in a way that inspires both in the worlds of mainstream and disabilities.
Interests & Passions
- Programming in Java
- Leading by example
- Helping others
My proudest moment was walking independently, without assistance. This felt so freeing as I could go where I wanted to, by myself. I felt so proud as I had worked so hard for so long. It gave me a sense of independence that I had not felt before.
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