Nana Marfo

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE: 

POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY –


Nana Marfo lived the first two years of his life in a glass box. He was born more than three months premature and had to be kept in an incubator until he was two. But his windpipe did not develop, leaving him with a lifelong condition called tracheal stenosis, which almost destroyed his ability to speak. Nana has to breathe through an artificial pipe in his throat and later suffered the loss of sight in his right eye. Nana, also known as Mr Unique Voice, works as an Employment and Support Officer with Croydon Council and has devoted his life to breaking the glass ceiling on disabled people in the workplace. This truly extraordinary role model has helped many disabled employees get the reasonable adjustments they need to gain employment or stay in work. He received almost 200 endorsements, many saying how he helped inspire them to find jobs and realise their life is not over.


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