Minister Marais Takes Up Wheelchair Stroll Challenge With Brandon Beack
At the official send off of the Western Cape Paralympians ahead of their participation at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Minister Anroux Marais met Brandon Beack, a talented young gymnast who represented the Western Cape in the National Gymnastics championships.
In August 2012 Brandon was left a C6/C7 quadriplegic after a tragic gymnastics accident. His parents then founded the Walking with Brandon Foundation to assist in his rehabilitation. The project soon grew into a rehabilitation centre for many others who have acquired a disability through sporting injuries, accidents or intentional assault. The foundation was recently featured on Carte Blanche and can be viewed on http://carteblanche.dstv.com/player/1108504/
In a bid to raise awareness on the plight people with disabilities, especially those in wheelchairs, Minister Marais accepted Brandon’s challenge to join him in a wheelchair for a stroll through Cape Town.
Tomorrow, 6 December 2016, Minister Marais, together with Cllr Anda Ntsodo, the Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services will take up Brandon’s challenge and join him in wheelchairs for a stroll from Cape Town Police Station to the train station.
ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
Date: Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Venue: Cape Town Police Station, Corner of Buitenkant and Albertus Streets, Cape Town
There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.