Speakers

Michael Stevens

Michael Stevens
Twitter Handle
@JumpingKidsSA
Talk Title
How access to prosthetics reveals potential

Bio

At the age of 12 Michael suffered third-degree burns which cover 70% of his body and had both legs amputated - one above the knee and one below. Mike does not like labels or titles, as they limit thinking. But if they must be used then he sees himself as a world-traveling, entrepreneurial agent of change. Mike knows from experience that with quality prosthetic equipment, amputee kids can do anything.

Having a disability is not the same as being disabled. Access to equipment let Michael do whatever he sets his mind to. Understanding the privilege of having access to equipment and due to his education, Michael has set out with Johan Snyders to evolve Jumping Kids from a solution for the few to a solution for the many amputee kids being held back because of lack of access.