KUCHING – Sixteen years in the past, Dr. Mohd Sharizal Abdul Aziz’s life took an sudden flip when a office accident left him paralysed on one facet and on the tender age of 24, he grappled with the sentiments of being caught and misplaced in life.
Nonetheless, with the unwavering help and heartfelt prayers from his beloved household, he found a newfound power inside himself that turned a guiding power, propelling him to advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities (PWDs) and empower them to beat challenges.
‘”This newfound power impressed me to develop into a ‘voice’ for the PWD neighborhood, encouraging them to contribute meaningfully to society and the nation,” mentioned the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Faculties of Mechanical Engineering lecturer.
Since turning into disabled, the 40-year-old Penang native has actively engaged in initiatives that uplift and empower the neighborhood, significantly within the realms of swimming and training.
His unwavering dedication and provoking journey led to the well-deserved recognition of receiving the PWD Particular Award on the Nationwide PWD Day celebrations yesterday.
“After my paralysis, I spent a 12 months confined to mattress, adopted by a number of years of studying to navigate life with a wheelchair. Participating in rehabilitation and remedy programs turned a pivotal a part of my life and it was throughout this time that I found the therapeutic advantages of water actions, significantly swimming.
“Finally, I selected to delve into incapacity swimming and proudly represented the state in varied competitions. Immediately, I can stroll with the help of a cane,” shared Mohd Sharizal, who additionally serves because the Penang PWD Swimming Affiliation deputy president.
The daddy of three hopes that the award will function an inspiration for extra people with disabilities.
By means of his story, he goals to lift consciousness throughout the neighborhood, emphasising that individuals with disabilities deserve equal alternatives to get pleasure from life, together with entry to employment and training.
Mohd Sharizal’s journey stands as a testomony to resilience and the potential for a satisfying life past bodily challenges. – BERNAMA