ZVIREKWI : I'M BACK ON THE WHEEL


Footballer Hardlife Zvirekwi whose arm was amputated after a road accident says he has no regrets and is enjoying his life.

“My lifestyle has not really changed, I am living my life the way I have always lived – unapologetic and making the most of each day I am granted as we all should. Sometimes we just have to overcome our fears. Being an indoor person is not a good thing, you need to go out, refresh and meet other people. Most of the new things we learn in life come from our outings with friends.”

“This was a life-changing experience but I have no regrets. I believe in God, myself, my family and friends. I will make something positive come from all of it.

“I am the active, healthy, happy person I am because of my faith in God, my belief in myself, and all of the support from my family, friends and even perfect strangers. Life is what you make it. You can choose to sit around and feel sorry for yourself or you can become an active participant. My choice is obvious. I will thrive.”Most accident victims usually suffer from vehophobia (a fear of driving) that can be caused by post-traumatic stress disorder after an accident, but not Zvirekwi.

“I drive myself. I’m not afraid of taking risks. Two weeks after healing I had already learnt to drive myself around and obviously I drive an automatic car,” he revealed, adding, “There are some adjustments that I am still making so that I can do things for myself. There are things that noone can do for you and I have to find ways of coping.”

He was speaking to the Sunday Mail.


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