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Inspirational speaker Gary Skyner motivates students at Riverside College
EXPECTED not to live, courageous Gary Skyner has defied doctors and become a much-loved comedian and motivational speaker.
He was born physically disabled due to the drug, Thalidomide, but has never let his handicap be an obstacle.
He encouraged students at Riverside and Cronton Sixth Form College to believe in themselves to achieve their potential.
His talk was part of One World Week.
Gary said: “The visit to both colleges has been absolutely fantastic. The students were great and really attentive to the story of my life.
“ I was really flattered by all of the students who wanted to shake my hand and take pictures at the end of the talk.
“ They were all able to draw a comparison between expectation and hard work and realised that they could apply everything that I talked about to their own life in order to reach their own potential.”
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