Chesire Disability Services

PLWD’s view of a leader…

And so does a person living with disabilities.

Loop PNG had a chat with Jireh Widuh, a resident of Chesire DisAbility services in Port Moresby.

“I want a leader who could come down to our level, who could talk with us, hear us and represent us equally on the floor of parliament,” he said.

Widuh, from East Sepik Province, has been in Port Moresby for at least 6 years now.

He is employed with a security firm, despite having no fully formed limbs – both hands and legs.

How he regained the use of his limbs…

Injuring his spine in 2011, Kelly Malara Avosa found himself in this situation.

And for four years, he was bedridden.

In 2015, he had an operation at Port Moresby General Hospital, allowing him to sit up.  

“They put me in a wheelchair and sent me home…that was it,” he says.

But that was not enough for Avosa.

He wanted to walk again.

Avosa came across an article in the papers about Cheshire disAbility Services’ physiotherapy program.