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Posted On: 29th Jul 2013

'Fight for Change' a Success

Group who assisted with the event
Chandos speaking at the event
The team behind the skating show

A Fixer determined to break the stigma disabled people often face has held an event including skating demonstrations, music, and motivational speakers to stop people feeling isolated due to their disabilities.

 

Over 100 young people from across Poole attended the 'Fight for Change' event to learn more about disabilities, and to break down barriers in communication between young people.

 

Fixer Chandos Green (18) was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was three years old, and then again when he was only six years old.

 

The condition left Chandos with scarring to his head and a limp, and he feels that other young people have isolated him ever since due to this. (You can read more about his story here.)

 

Speaking at the event was Joely Colmer (21) who described her experience with Asperger's Syndrome, and Simon Thompson (24) who was paralysed in a motorcycle accident just two years ago before learning to ride a motorcycle again.

 

'It was a great event and was really inspirational to hear from so many people about their experiences,' says Chandos.

 

'I really hope it made others see people with disabilities in a new light, and encouraged them not to simply outcast people who may be a little different.'

 

You can see pictures from Chandos' event below:

 

 

 

One of the bands performing at the event.

 

 

The crowd eagerly await the next band.

 

 

Another band take the stage.

 

 

Guest speaker Simon Thompson talks about his experience with disability.

 

 

 

 

Joely Colmer, who has Asperger Syndrome, talks about her treatment from others.

 

 

Chandos talking about his story at the event.

Author: Ashley Scrace

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