ONTARIO, CANADA: Melanie Tadeo- Nxumalo a visually impaired Canadian woman who is married to a Swazi, Bheki Nxumalo has written a book to inspire other people living with disabilities.
The book entitled 'My unforseen Journey: losing sight and gaining vision' is the moving story of a young woman Melanie Tadeo- Nxumalo whose life changed drastically after suffering a stroke that left her completely paralysed on her left side.
In an interview with this Swaziland News, the Canadian born budding author said her book focuses on change in general and it empowers the reader with suggestions on how to adapt to certain difficulties.
"This is a story about change in general, we cannot stop change but it's our choice to cope with it.In my book I have brought forward some suggestions on how to adapt to certain difficult situations.We need to be remembered about what we are capable of doing not of what we are. The book is currently available on Amazon and we will begin an international tour once the COVID 19 pandemic is over, Eswatini will be definitely our first stop", she said.
When reached for comments, Sipho Dlamini, the President for the Federation of Organisations of the Disabled in Eswatini (FODSWA) an organisation that looks after the welfare of the disabled in Eswatini welcomed the book adding that in their Federation they have programs which are specifically meant for those who inherited disabilities in the middle of the lives.
"These programs are meant to educate them that inheriting a disability in the middle of your life is actually not a death sentence. Some people lose their income due to accidental disability, so we also encourage them to explore other means of making an income", said the FODSWA President.
Melanie Tadeo- Nxumalo, the author of "My unforseen Journey: losing sight and gaining vision"