I hope I can motivate you to get this amazing DVD about a disabled man from Ghana who used his disability to inspire people to think differently about what disabled people are capable of achieving. The movie also features the stunning story of Jim MacLaren, an athletic man who was hit by a bus but went on to break a record at Ironman Hawaii and inspired the creation of the Challeneged Athlete's Foundation (CAF). I had heard of CAF from Sarah Reinersten's story that was covered extensively by NBC during the Ironman coverage the past two years. I thought CAF was a nice idea and beneficial to the athlete's it sponsors but after seeing this movie I see that challenged athlete's can actually do more to change society than able bodied athletes.
If you think Lance Armstrong riding a bike is inspiring then this movie will show you what a man who lives on $2 a day and has one leg is capable of doing. It's amazing, I hope you watch this movie soon!
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah was born in Ghana, with a deformed right leg and meager expectations. Refusing to beg, he was able to become self-sufficient in a society where the disabled (almost 10 percent of the population) are abandoned … shunned … and hopeless.
To show his countrymen that disability doesn’t mean inability, he pedaled a bike donated by CAF 610 km (379 miles) around Ghana using only his left leg. Now able to stand on two feet (thanks to an operation and a high-tech prosthetic donated by Loma Linda University Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Institute), he works vigorously to ensure that opportunities are available to all physically challenged Ghanaians.