International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on the 3rd of December each year. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
Every Monday during the month of November, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia will countdown to this commemorative day by recognising and celebrating the achievements of a person with a disability in the wider community.
This week, we celebrate the achievements of Kurt Fearnley, who has a congenital disorder called sacral agenesis which prevented fetal development of certain parts of his lower spine and all of his sacrum. He is a multiple Paralympic medallist who has achieved a number of accolades over the course of his career, including this year being named NSW’s Australian of the Year.