Ade Adepitan: Top 10 Must-Know Facts About Paralympian. Ade Adepitan MBE is a wheelchair basketball Paralympian, TV presenter, travel journalist and children’s author. Suddenly, was amongst people with spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy and similar disabilities to mine. I was spotted by physiotherapists Owen McGhee and Kay Owen, who worked at a school for disabled children based in East London, near to where I lived. We aim to upload new episodes every Friday at 9pm. The British paralympian has been alive for 17,390 days or 417,380 hours. He was born in 1970s, in Generation X. At aged 3, he and his family moved to the UK – somewhere that could provide him with a better upbringing for his disability. So, you have to be prepared to do the stuff behind the scenes that no one sees. Fingers crossed, we’re hoping to resume filming sometime in September and have the programme air later this year or early next year. It is also about people’s mindsets about how they act around you, which can affect your perception of yourself and make you feel more disabled. We wanted to make a transcontinental journey, starting from Cape Verde in the west, travelling east but we were led somewhat by what was feasible politically. The fact that I went to a mainstream school in the 70s, where I was the first and only kid with a disability, and one of the few black kids, made me feel very different straight away. It was the first series about Africa on the BBC in almost 10 years and the first four-part series presented by a black disabled presenter for the BBC. I walked with calipers, so people could see that I looked disabled straight away. Find out how the results from EasyTravelseat differ from results back in May. He makes friends with a group of kids who aren’t seen as ‘cool’ and are all different for certain reasons. Inscription(s): Plaque: In celebration of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. 'Winning Shot' by Christine Charlesworth. That was the moment when I thought, “I want to play elite sport and be a wheelchair basketball player.”. He then became a reporter for documentaries including, The Travel Show (BBC) and Unreported World (Channel 4). This was the moment that got everything started for me. Or if buildings aren’t accessible, you feel more disabled too. Go for it! Go Kids Go also ran the wheelchair basketball club that got me into disability sport and started my journey off. It’s my bread and butter, and I’ve been doing it since 2014. Climate change is also a really, really important subject that we need to talk about, educate people on and properly tackle. The producer came along to the filming and we spent the day together. I think it was just another lucky moment for me. Throughout the stories, the kids come together and go on adventures, solve mysteries, take on the school bully and just have lots of fun. https://disabilityhorizons.com/2020/05/7-ways-to-boost-your-mental-wellbeing-during-lockdown-and-beyond/, New survey reveals that disabled people are still apprehensive of flying during the Covid-19 pandemic. Sculptor: Christine Charlesworth I was worried that if they found out the truth, I’d look stupid.