.Each Cerebral Palsy
nominee is judged on five categories and these are based on
how they have coped with their disability, their contribution
towards, education, work, sport and what they have given back
to their community.
Gary is a far too nice a guy to say so but he does deserve
a large tick alongside all those categories. Among his many
accomplishments there is a positive tick alongside climbing
a mountain, competing in the New York Marathon four times,
becoming a NZ and world disabled tennis champion, playing
Rugby League, working for the Ministry of Education and giving
motivational speeches to a variety of groups, including at
risk kids. By the way the mountain he climbed is Tanzania’s
Mt Kilimanjaro which happens to be the highest mountain in
Africa and fourth highest of the world renowned “Seven
Gary was chuffed just to be nominated, but to actually win
was a very pleasant surprise for him.
He is also pleased he can contribute to raising awareness
of Cerebral Palsy.
“It’s good to achieve the award under the umbrella
of CP,” he said.
When asked about future plans he replied
“Well there is nothing set in concrete yet but I’m
definitely looking at a new sporting pursuit within the next
year or so.”
Watch this space!!!