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What the children say...
Shem had polio as a baby, which affected one of his legs. Shem's life changed dramatically when Leonard Cheshire Disability started working in his community. He now wears a polio boot and walks using crutches. He is a bright boy, and his family were finally persuaded to send him to school where he is now an extremely promising student - and a keen footballer too. Shem is part of a new generation who are changing attitudes to disabled people.
"When I have children I’ll make sure they go to school and I’ll love them no matter what"Shem, 14 Shem is just one of the children whose lives have been transformed. Here are what some other children have to say:
"No one would play with me in the playground - they used to run away from me"
"They used to laugh at me and call me a cow because I have a hunch back"
"I have friends in school now – I love to go to school because smart and intelligent kids come there to study"
"I want to be a teacher when I grow up – I need to go to school and finish my education first though"
"I am very happy of the awareness Cheshire has created among the pupils in my school and where I live, they now understand me and my needs”