20-year-old Aaryan Shah has been in a wheelchair for his whole life. He was born with Cerebral Palsy (CP), the name for a group conditions that affect movement and co-ordination.
There are 17 million worldwide living with CP, according to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, including 34,000 people currently living in Shah’s home country Australia.
The severity of the disorder varies from one sufferer to another.
Two thirds of people affected by CP find it difficult to move one or both arms and 50 per cent find speech difficult or impossible, according to data provided by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.