While in Year 12 and looking forward to his future and what adult life would hold, Qaa’im was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. The day had started out with a family celebration and ended in tragedy, with Qaa’im being rushed to hospital due a serious brain injury he sustained as a passenger in a speeding car. The accident has impacted not only his life but produced a ripple effect impacting the lives of many family members.
Qaa’ims engaging personality shines through as he shares a very personal story which resonates strongly with teenage students and adult risk takers alike. His message to young people is clear “If you are every placed in a situation where you don’t feel safe, just ask the driver to pull over or slow down. I don’t want kids to speed, it wrecks lives.” His strong commitment to community education is evident as he encourages others to take responsibility for their own safety.
Feedback on Qaa’im’s presentation
“You are an inspiration buddy! Love your work. It has been an eye opener to what can happen when something goes wrong.”
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