Few people have ever forgotten their
event with Steve Cunningham.
The world disappeared from his view one sunny day, as the green and picturesque Malvern Hills became shrouded in a sinister, creeping grey mist. Confused and very lonely, Steve found himself totally, and irreversibly, blind. He was 12 years old.
But Steve is a remarkable person. Offered the chance of selling matches on street corners, he took another path, and has spent his life breaking every barrier that stood in his way.
A founder member and captain of the England Blind Football team, Steve also broke the 100m World Junior Blind sprint title. He was also a member of both UK Athletics team and England Blind Cricket team.
Steve had a dream to drive fast cars, so took to the wheel and powered to a new world blind land speed record. He then set new onshore and offshore powerboat records. Holding records on land and sea, Steve then took to the air, and found international media fame as the world's first blind pilot.
The fastest blind man on the planet, Steve does have one handicap in life: golf: he plays off 14.
But breaking records is easier than breaking those barriers we set ourselves, and his deeply-moving story takes audiences on his journey from despair to success. The audience will learn that anyone can break barriers; that the path to true success is in our minds, and not our ability or environment.
A humorous, entertaining and painfully-honest speaker, he makes audiences laugh and cry. A genuine man, Steve sees no disability in his total lack of sight, but takes pride in sharing a true vision which many sighted people fail to recognise, leaving the audience motivated and inspired to achieve their own potential.
Cunningham was amazing !
life story is really poignant, (not a dry eye in the house!) and his message and
humour were so powerful. Our delegates were challenged, amused and most of all
inspired .He was given a standing ovation! A fabulous speaker with a commitment
to his vision, he really wants to make a difference to young people and their
lives. A man of courage, commitment and humour!'
Kirklees Local Authority
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