Tuesday, May 25, 2010
JONTY RHODES - more than d acts of defying gravity on the cricket field!!!
In the journey, he has learnt several lessons, the foremost among them being — "never give up". Cricket's fielding legend, the astonishing shot stopper, whose blond hair bobbed up each time he swooped on the ball, was diagnosed with epilepsy, when just six. "In 1975, there wasn't much known about epilepsy. Then, there was a stigma attached to people with it," he says.
About 50 million in the world live with epilepsy.There can be two people with epilepsy. The one has a great attitude, talking to people who have just been diagnosed with the disability, giving their experiences and then there can be another with an unhealthy attitude, feeling like it’s the end of the world. The choice is up to the individual.