- A local disabled woman has shared how happy she is about getting to drive for the first time after being born with no arms
- She also shared that she had passed an assessment that makes her eligible to become drive once she buys a car
- Facebookers congratulated her warm-heartedly on her achievement
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A young disabled South African woman who was born with no arms recently shared a pretty motivational post in Facebook's ImStaying group. In her post, she explains how it had always been her dream to drive.
Her dream finally became a reality after the disability unit at the University of Pretoria decided to explore the possibility of her becoming a licensed driver. After acing the assessment, Tinyiko Gwambe swiftly went on to pursue getting her licence, which she now has.
"Growing up, I had so many dreams regardless of my disability. One of my dreams was to see myself having the ability to drive and owning a car. Although I do not have a special car yet because I cannot afford it, my dream became a reality when the Disability Unit at the University of Pretoria took the initiative to explore the possibilities of getting an assessment to identify whether I could drive a vehicle.
"Everything changed when I passed the assessment with my occupational therapist, Caroline Rule, who was extremely excited when I excelled during my first hour of driving."
"Special thanks to my instructor Desmond Harmse, who had so much confidence in me and got me driving on the road in just two days after starting with the lessons. Today I hold a Code 8 driver's license because of those who believed in me although others thought it would be impossible for someone like me to drive. Car still loading," she wrote in the touching post.
Facebookers congratulated her on her hard work and wished her many years of successful driving.
In other heartwarming Briefly.co.za news, celebrating even the smallest things in your life can bring you so much joy. A South African man recently did just that when he shared some pictures of his bedroom when he first started to build it up and how it looks now.
In the humble Twitter post, @DatsME_L shows the small bedroom with a mattress on the floor and a makeshift table using a small chair under the caption, "How it started." The next frame, which was captioned, "How it got better," he shared another picture of the bedroom, which is now equipped with a mattress base and an actual table.
Twitter users who were overwhelmed by the man's humble post liked it nearly 19 000 times. They also took to the comments section to commend the man on his humble nature. Many of them shared similar stories about how they, too, had started from similar beginnings.
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