Her tailored vehicles are driving independence for individuals with disabilities


Individuals are shocked when Nicky Abdinor sits within the driver’s seat. Born with a uncommon deformity, she has no arms and shortened legs.

However this by no means held Abdinor again. Whereas at school, she partook in quite a few actions equivalent to tennis, the place she used her chin and shoulder to maneuvre the racket.

Later, Abdinor thrived at college and achieved her Grasp’s in Psychology. Nonetheless, she clutched to a seemingly unimaginable dream – to drive. That every one modified when Abdinor obtained a automobile she may management arms-free.

In 2002, Abdinor was given a car that was particularly modified for her. She used her proper foot to press buttons to begin the automobile, rev the engine, and brake.

A U-shaped joystick positioned beneath her proper shoulder enabled her to steer with ease. It opened a brand new lane of freedom, permitting Abdinor to go wherever she happy.

After experiencing this life-changing adjustment, Abdinor based Nicky’s Drive, an initiative that sponsors and adapts vehicles for individuals with disabilities in South Africa.