Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, “Emmanuel’s Gift” tells the tale of a young, disabled man from Ghana, West Africa, who rode a bicycle across Ghana – about 600 kilometers – on one leg to eradicate his country’s negative perception of the disabled.
This is a documentary about a place called Ghana and Emmanuel, a disabled boy. He is brought up in poverty and loses both of his parents at a young age. He decides he is not going to beg for a living as most of the other disabled people in his country do. He decides to apply for a grant from a group called ” Challenged Athletes Foundation”. He is given the grant which is in the form of a bicycle. He proceeds to show people that even with his disability he can ride a bike. He continues to prosper and is given a chance to go to America and have his disability medically improved. He gets help for his family so that while he is away they will be ok. He comes to America and completes his tasks. He proves to be an inspiration for both disabled people in America and in Ghana. He also works with his country to improve standards for the many disabled people there. This documentary is awarded The Dove “ Family-Approved” Seal.