A YOUNG disabled DJ overcame all the odds to walk on stage and collect a conductive education award.
Jonathan Knowles 25, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia along with severe visual impairment when he was eight months old.
Jonathan has been attending The Legacy Rainbow House for life-changing therapy since 2007.
Jonathan, who now lives independently in sheltered accommodation in Todmorden, said: “I was so pleased to be picked to receive a conductive education award at this year’s ceremony, as I have worked so hard with all the conductors at Rainbow House.
“I would like to thank everyone at the charity for their help as it enabled me to walk on stage and collect my award. My mum was in tears, it was very emotional, and I can’t wait to continue to work hard.”
Laci Szogeczki, Jonathan’s conductor at The Legacy Rainbow House, said: “It was wonderful to see Jonathan’s achievements recognised at the awards.
“He has worked extremely hard and his award was very much deserved.”
Jonathan is currently holding an appeal to raise £3,000 for The Legacy Rainbow House. To donate, visit http://www.justgiving.com/JonathansAppeal.