One of the most amazing things so far with my work with persons with disabilities is meeting a man who drives his motorcycle at 90kph with only one hand. And I’m behind him, holding for dear life for two hours.
Kuya Edison is the man. And he likes speed. At 31, he’s been through various leadership positions in his community, including the homeowners’ association, the barangay council, the college he attended, and now his town’s organization of people with disabilities. And, of course, he likes riding his motorcycle, zooming across his native North Cotabato’s idyllic terrains.
I almost freaked out when, while we were skirting the speedometer’s 80 kph mark, Kuya Edison brushed his hair with his impaired right arm (it has nothing beyond the wrist). More than five seconds passed. Like five eternities. I really couldn’t believe it.
Talk about confidence and real awesomeness!