May 15, 2019 at 12:29 pm #18889AnonymousInactive
My name is Ismail (Izzy) and I’m a 37 year old guy from Australia born with SMA Type 1. I do my best not to let my disability limit me and I try to live as normal a life as possible. My hobbies and interests include all sorts of things. Some of these are technology and computers, gaming, medical research, sci-fi movies & tv series, going out when the weather is nice and activism for causes that I believe in.
Please feel free to ask ask me any questions and to add me as a friend.
May 15, 2019 at 12:41 pm #18891Kevin SchaeferKeymaster
Welcome Izzy! Thanks for joining us.
I’m a big sci-fi enthusiast as well. Any favorite movies? Mine include “Starman,” “Minority Report,” and “Blade Runner 2049.”
Glad to have you here. I think you’ll find the forums community here to be really supportive.
May 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm #18894Kelly MillerParticipant
Hi Izzy, nice to meet you. I dabble in sci-fi but not nearly at the fan on level of y’all probably. It’s really my husband who loves everything science-fiction. I’ve read a lot, but my thing is more fantasy than sci-fi.
So, you must be doing something great healthwise to be an older person with type I. And, by older, I mean more than 18. What’s your secret?
May 16, 2019 at 10:29 am #18910AnonymousInactive
Thanks for all your warm welcomes everyone. I’ll do my best to answer all your questions one by one.
I love all sci-fi but my main love would have to be old school sci-fi. I’m a child of the 80s and because of this I would choose The Original Star Wars Trilogy as my ultimate favorite. I would also list Terminator 1 & 2 & The Alien Movies. Wargames is another one that comes to mind as well as Matrix. Just to name a few of my favorites.
In terms of my survival, I firmly believe that my faith in Allah is a huge factor. Also, my mother has given her entire life to ensure that I live as normal and happy a life as possible. She is always supportive of everything that I would like to do and experience. She is also very proactive in regards to my care and survival. I also have a great support network when it comes to therapists and doctors.
When it comes to activism, I’ve been to quite a few protests in support of the various muslim nations which are being oppressed by various regimes. These include The Arab – Israeli Conflict and The Assad Regime in Syria.
When it comes to gaming, I have a YouTube video of my gaming setup however the video is a few years old and my setup has changed a little bit. You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/U_5JtvCQrig
May 15, 2019 at 2:47 pm #18895Tracy OdellParticipant
I would like to learn more about the causes that you are involved with. Are they disability related advocacy or based on other interests?
I am in Canada and am active with a provincial organization working to advance the rights of people with all sorts of disabilities http://www.cwdo.org.
May 15, 2019 at 6:53 pm #18903Ryan BerharMember
Hey Izzy, welcome! I’m curious about how you game. I have pretty much lost the ability at this point, but I really miss it.
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