lauren-and-donna-after-15kmjpeg

Intellectually challenged Donna Chait defies the odds

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies says he shed a tear when he watched a documentary based on the inspirational life of Donna Chait.

Donna is an intellectually challenged woman who managed to complete the New York Marathon.

The director of a documentary called 'Limits', Lauren Gillis, speaks about what an inspirational individual Chait is, and how she has taught people to break out of their comfort zones.

The movie is about a 30-year-old severely mentally challenged woman that I took through the New York Marathon.

Lauren Gillis, Director of a documentary - Limits

Against all odds she has taught me incredible lessons... the biggest learning for me is that she has a soul on another level.

Lauren Gillis, Director of a documentary - Limits

In describing Chait, Gillis says she displays no judgement of others and is more evolved than most average human beings.

Looking at her, you learn about love and compassion, authenticity and honesty, says Gillis.

My goal is to go forward and inspire as many people as possible to reach their potential, locally and globally as a result of Donna's story.

Lauren Gillis, Director of a documentary - Limits

Read more about her training on Tranied2Inspire.

To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:

Photograph courtesy Trained2Inspire


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Intellectually challenged Donna Chait defies the odds


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Milnerton High School promises a heartfelt performance during Annie musical

Milnerton High School promises a heartfelt performance during Annie musical

The teacher at Milnerton HS and director of Annie, Laura Bosman talks about Annie the musical they will be showcasing.

Survivor winner Tom Swartz vows to buy his wife 'new boobies and a family house'

Survivor winner Tom Swartz vows to buy his wife 'new boobies and a family house'

Swartz says he would have done anything to get the R1 million prize money.

UK to implement 'opt-out' organ donor system for citizens

UK to implement 'opt-out' organ donor system for citizens

Those who do not wish to donate will carry a card that indicates that they do not wish to donate their organs.

Three suspects arrested for selling rocket-propelled grenades in Nelspruit

Three suspects arrested for selling rocket-propelled grenades in Nelspruit

Military expert Helmoed Heitman says the explosives could've been stolen from the South African National Defence Force.

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

Former police minister Adriaan Vlok has rejected accusations that former minister Malan was at the centre of a paedophile ring.

Banning the bag - New Zealand retailers given deadline to phase out plastic bags

Banning the bag - New Zealand retailers given deadline to phase out plastic bags

New Zealand has given retailers six months to phase out single-use plastic bag or face fines of up to NZ$100,000.

Popular articles
Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Tensions are rife in the East Joburg township as the community attacked and killed criminals.

Survivor winner Tom Swartz vows to buy his wife 'new boobies and a family house'

Survivor winner Tom Swartz vows to buy his wife 'new boobies and a family house'

Swartz says he would have done anything to get the R1 million prize money.

[WATCH] Dad uses a drone to pull out son's tooth

[WATCH] Dad uses a drone to pull out son's tooth

Khabazela shares YouTube videos gone viral including a barmaid hitting a colleague who slapped her rear during a routine.

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

Former police minister Adriaan Vlok has rejected accusations that former minister Malan was at the centre of a paedophile ring.

4 tips for safely investing right now when everything is so hectic

4 tips for safely investing right now when everything is so hectic

Bruce Whitfield asks Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram for advice on how investors can safely navigate this hectic time.

[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's fraud claims

[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's fraud claims

Philemon Letwaba says Tshepo's case relates to some of the issues that they are dealing with on a daily basis.