Here’s to the CRAZY ONES
Updated: Nov 12, 2019
For those of you that might not know me so well, I’m all for embracing one’s story. I truly am unbelievably grateful for the journey that I’ve been fortunate enough to walk out in this crazy world, thus far. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s been fulfilling. Part of the journey has been choosing occupational therapy as my occupation. It’s had its ups and downs, turn around and what-the-hek-was-I-thinking moments, but having said that, it’s become a part of who I am, not just something that I do.
I’ve had the absolute privilege to work with a wide array of individuals, each one’s story as inspiring and life-altering as the next. I’ve seen how parents, even though the world tells them they’re completely mad, stand by and advocate for their children, some seeing the fruits of their labour and others still in combat. I’ve seen how children facing life-threatening injuries and diseases find the strength to fight and conquer and others find the might to let go to find eternal piece. I’ve seen and celebrated the happy endings and shared in the emotions of the broken ones. I’ve seen how resilient and adaptable the human race is. How people labelled as disabled portray their true abilities in ways the human mind wouldn’t always conceive as possible. I’ve worked alongside passionate nurses, teachers and allied professionals all working tirelessly to see to the needs of the individuals they’ve been entrusted with, despite these professions not always being the most lucrative ones. I’ve been humbled, encouraged and awe-struck again and again and again.
You see, although practicing as an OT has always been with the hope to make even just a small impact in this broken world we live in, I’ve realised that the drive to stay in the game has been because of the impact that the people I’ve come across have made in my world. The staggering weight that these people’s stories carry, have become the foundation for starting Brave Development. As of late I’ve been reminded of all these stories, which has lead me to become re inspired. You might not know this, but Brave Development has a non-income generating department. We offer pro bono services to schools, clinics and households in need. So today’s post is not only to let you in on more of who we are and why it is that we do what we do, but it’s also an invitation for you to get involved.
I recently attended a women’s conference at my local church, Urban Life Church Centurion, where they dedicated an entire session to remind those attending, to live beyond their lives. It served as a reminder to me and I hope that it will to you to. I absolutely love this quote by Steve Jobs:
“Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.”
Are you crazy enough? A little deed such as clicking like, sharing or commenting on this post could make the world’s difference in it reaching the necessary people to get involved. Conversely, if you want to get involved somehow, please contact me. My details are on the website.
I look forward to hearing from you. Till we meet again.