- Good day. My name is Sarah Nkgweng, I'm a 34 year old paraplegic woman on a wheelchair. I drive an automatic hand controls car that enables me to lead a normal life as a person living with a disability. In March this year my hand controls that were fitted into my car broke while I was driving on the N1 on my way from the hospital, from that day on my life and being independent changed as I can not drive my car anymore, I have to now be driven around and it's costing me big time.I wait for hours before I get picked up in my own car, I'm late for almost everything, the guy who is driving me around doesn't keep time, I've changed him but the one driving me currently is the same. I miss days where I could just get in the car and drive off without having to wait.I depend 100% on my car to get me around but now I'm spending a lot of money on petrol because I get dropped off and picked up from work which makes it double trips to come and go and i can't always be keeping track of the car after I'm dropped off.I was used to my independence and living my life like a normal person but this has been a sit back for me and a struggle that I'm failing to overcome. I need a new pair of hand controls to be able to get behind the wheel again and be independent.
Thank you in advance