"I'm a living manifestation of possibility": HI ambassador Eddie Ndopu
Eddie Ndopu, the new ambassador of Humanity & Inclusion UK, talks to the Guardian Development podcast 'Small Changes' about his dream to break down stigma around disability.
© Eddie Ndopu
Meet Eddie Ndopu, acclaimed disability activist and Humanity & Inclusion UK's new ambassador.
Eddie was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was two years old. His mother was told he wouldn’t live past five.
But he defied the doctors and now, aged 27, he insists that no child with a disability should be left behind.:
Instead, Eddie became the first African with a disability to graduate from Oxford University. And now aims to be the first wheelchair user in space.