Accelerating Social Change

2016 | MARIA NJERI GACHIHI

A Red Spice, Maria Njeri couln’t breath for a couple minutes at birth. To a baby that might seem forever as to parents, the first grasp of air is most important. The doctors tried everything to ensure that she is alive but then she had acquired a brain trauma and later it was declared that she had acquired cerebral palsy. She has a vision to help people, develop their lives especially those with cerebral palsy to have a good life and live with dignity. She wants to raise awareness that persons with cerebral palsy should not be condemned by the society but given a chance to be all that they can be. They have to be accepted and no-one should hide them.