One man, one disaease, one enormous challenge…
The following video is from the BBC IPlayer. It is the hour-long episode of “The One Show from last night (Weds 17/10/12, 7pm). The first segment concentrates on a young man, called Alex Flynn. I think he’s 33, who has Parkinson’s Disease but it determined to bash the diagnosis to bits, for now to raise money and awareness. To do this, he took on an EPIC challenge in the USA. I don’t know what I would call his effort, as different words have different connotations. If you are interested in the language debate that surrounds disability and impairment, check out the post I wrote during the Paralympics, and the acticle I based my post on. . You may well find your own word to describe what Alex has achieved. When you find your own word to describe it, post it below, or in my Facebook group for the blog. ! It would be interesting to start a discussion. If just want to watch Alex undertaking his challenge, rather than the full programmer, it start at 2 minutes 50 seconds and ends at 12 minutes .
‘Children in Need 2012’
p.s. You may be interested to know that The Rickshaw Challenge in Aid of Children in Need is back! This year features a team of young people who range in age from 16 to 18. One young man is a ‘young carer’, another has Cerebral Palsy, and a young lady from Stirling in Central Scotland has a brain injury. If you’d like to find out more, this part of the programme starts at 43 minutes and ends at 46.20 minutes. You can watch “The One show by following the link at the beginning of this article.