Shamil is 12 years old, born with Spina Bifida. He had his first neurosurgery when he was only 6 hours old followed by several neurosurgeries during his first year. Shamil uses a power wheelchair for mobility.
He is a self-motivated and very energetic young boy and is an expert at grabbing attention in a crowd. His teachers call him a chatter box. His favourite subjects are history and geography. He wants to be a psychiatrist. He is allergic to Mathematics!
Shamil plays wheelchair basketball for the Cruisers. He also enjoys participating in drama and acting.
He is very social and loves to be part of social causes. He has done radio ads for Easter Seals and has also participated in the Easter Seals Telethon.
Shamil lives with his older brother Shameer, Dad Sohail and Mom Lubna in Mississauga.
Shamil is a big fan of Terry Fox and his quote: “I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.”