From a Wheelchair to Walking: I started walking because I was frustrated!

From a Wheelchair to Walking – this remarkable South African joined Brent Lindeque in the studio to chat about his 14-year journey.


Johannesburg South Africa – In 2005, Shaun Hide was knocked down on the highway after experiencing trouble with his vehicle, he was dragged for approximately 900 meters and spent three months in hospital.

“After surviving 35 operations and Multi-resistant infections, it was thought that Shaun would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. He proved us wrong and after 5 months of physiotherapy, he took his first unaided steps and started walking again due to frustration!”

He has led a relatively normal life since then and achieved so much with a body that simply does not work properly, learning to walk on its own was a miracle!

A few months ago, things started going horribly wrong, he started losing feeling in his legs, and although the feeling is not completely gone, the risk is too high for him to walk as he legs just give way with no warning and so he is confined to a wheelchair.

Unfortunately, after 14 years of a relatively normal life, Shaun began experiencing more intense pain than usual and lost feeling in legs. The government-run medical facilities in South Africa can only see Shaun in January 2020, and if he is left untreated for that long, Shaun may be left permanently paralysed. Shaun is also unable to work at the moment and the family is struggling.

The remarkable Shaun joined Brent Lindeque in the studio to chat about his 14-year journey.

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Sources: Good Things Guy | Jacpod 
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