After a long, hard and very successful week on the road in Mpumalanga, Barry and Moses of Ama Wheelies decided it was time to unplug for a few minutes. We were staying at the Laske Nakke holiday resort famous for their hot water pool and the guys decided that it was time to take a plunge in the pool. When Barry first suggested the idea of a quad swimming, I thought he was joking. I must admit I never thought it was possible and boy oh boy was I mistaken.
In the pool room Barry took to the water like a duck in a pond. Moses was less enthusiastic about the idea and kept telling Barry “Man you are playing with fire”.
After a few minutes though the peer pressure did it’s thing and Moses was back and in his costume. In a jiffy he was in the pool swimming around as if he had been doing it for years. Amongst laughter and giggling Moses mentioned that this was “the most fund he had ever had since becoming a Quadriplegic”. The joy and excitement that I witnessed as these guys swam was truly the most touching moment I have ever experienced and it almost brought tears to my eyes. Lesson learned, We as able bodied individuals definitely take so many things for granted.
A huge shoutout goes to the management of Laske Nakke who went the extra mile to make sure everything ran smoothly while we were there. Thank you also for allowing us to use your facilities at no charge for some of our rather large meetings. You guys rock!