It is said that sports are such a segment which is only meant for those who are physically fit and is not challenged in any form. Here you are going to come across a man who is physically challenged to the core but have somehow managed to excel in rugby. Let’s meet Dominik Wanakore, a 19-year-old lad who is suffering from cerebral palsy. This is a situation when an individual suffers from the lack of balance and coordination between different parts of the body. But his determination and passion for rugby have made him an attractive face in the circuit of wheelchair rugby.
This is a sport where people who have physical difficulties still can take active a part in a game which requires physical toughness. This guy has real passion for the match and now he has got a customized wheelchair which will help him to play this game, even when he can’t stand up. The image in the provided link will give you a clear idea of how the wheelchair looks like. Previously Dominik Wanakore had to borrow these kinds of chairs to play rugby. Now this guy is a member of the DG Sports Waikato Stampede Wheelchair Rugby team and is doing splendid out there.
Dominik Wanakore claims that once he got the new wheelchair, it helped him a lot to provide his body support which is required for a game like rugby. Do check out the write-up, and you will find his word of mouth, and you will have an idea that how important the wheelchair is for him. He states that this wheelchair has made rugby playing much easier for him than what it used to be before. It is designed in such a manner that he can use it in Parafed Waikato Wheelchair Rugby drill sessions and also at national wheelchair competitions.
What is the present situation?
In recent time this gem of a sportsman received an amount of $4019 as funding from Halberg Disability Sports Foundation's Halberg AllSports Activity Fund for his excellence in the field of wheelchair rugby. This is such an association which ensures to those who are physically challenged and yet have a high passion for sports and games. This is indeed a significant step taken by this welfare authority. One thing which Dominik Wanakore is to one day, he will get up from the wheelchair and will play with the “big boys”. It will be a miracle if he manages to touch down his hidden desires which he have been dreaming for all these years.
In this very world, some people do have mental and physical drawbacks. But since they have tremendous will power they have overcomes all odds in their field. This is an amazing thing to see people who have limitations are giving more than they have to reach the horizon. If you check the internet, you will find more amazing stories like this. Check them out and you will have tears rolling down your cheeks.