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 Michael J Fox, who was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease in 1991. Upon disclosing his condition, he committed himself to the campaign for increased Parkinson's research.