For the first time since being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Maltese actress and disability rights advocate Jeanesse Abela has managed to leave her wheelchair and walk around her room with no aid whatsoever.
Abela is set out on breaking the stigmas surrounding disabilities through her social media pages and has completed her “biggest challenge ever” after she managed to walk around her room without the assistance of anyone else or her wheelchair.
“This is my biggest challenge ever,” she said.
Despite living with Cerebral Palsy, Abela hasn’t let her disability interfere with her life goals including becoming an actress on the Maltese hit TV show, Division 7.
However, she’s used her platform primarily to advocate for disability rights and to break through stereotypes often associated with those who live with disabilities, uploading videos of her accomplishing daily tasks, such as using her mobile phone, without the need of others to help.
Her latest video goes to show that people who live with disabilities are as capable as anyone else.
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