Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Jamming ... Michael Stevens

Jam's about my pride and truth I cannot hide
To Keep you satisfied.
True love that now exist is the love I can't resist
So jam by my side
- Bob Marley

He traveled the world (and fondly remembers Bob Marley playing on the radio on a trip around Bali), he experienced and survived one of the worst accidents humanly possible and has found his calling as a volunteer that helps children with amputations get back on their feet. A double lower limb amputee, Michael Stevens sustained a 33 000 volt shock when he was 12, suffering third degree burns over 70 percent of his body.

Now 34 years old, Michael is a volunteer for Jumping Kids, an ambassador for the Vodacom Change the World Foundation and has recently been appointed as a Casual Day ambassador.

The iStart2 Team with Michael:
"iStart2 talk to people to make things happen".

Michael will be leveraging his celebrity status to help children who need prosthetics, as well as all persons with disabilities who receive assistance through Casual Day. His efforts have already helped several children in Casual Day participating schools. Join Michael and the Casual day team to "Bring out the Bling" on 5 September 2014.

We had the honour of interviewing this incredibly courageous man on the iStart2 Show this week about his story, his views on sustainability and his calling to create a more sustainable world: "I believe in South Africa. I believe in its people and in our potential to be great". To listen to the show, just click play:

Thought of the Day:

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