Tyler Low nominated in Children of Courage Awards

COURAGE: Tyler Low was nominated for a Lions Children of Courage Award in the special needs category and hopes to become a video game tester or a forensic scientist.

COURAGE: Tyler Low was nominated for a Lions Children of Courage Award in the special needs category and hopes to become a video game tester or a forensic scientist.

The Lions Children of Courage Awards aim to recognise remarkable young people disadvantaged by disabilities or handicaps, and this year highlighted a bright, young Port Lincoln boy.

Tyler Low, 9, is a bubbly and confident year 4 student at Poonindie Primary School who loves physical education and playing video games. 

He was born without the full use of his hands however he can write with his right hand, he makes use of his knuckle on his left hand to use iPads and uses his legs to control gaming consoles.

Tyler was nominated in the Special Needs Children of Courage category and was presented with his medal by the South Australian Governor Hieu Van Le at Government House in Adelaide. 

Tyler’s grandmother Yvonne Low travelled with him to Adelaide and said she believed he was nominated because at the school he showed he was just like everybody else.

“He joins in on everything (and) he's a fun-filled friendly child with a good sense of humour,” she said. 

Tyler’s physical ability has not stopped him doing what he enjoys including Zen Do Kai martial arts classes. 

However it is Tyler’s love for video games that keeps him entertained and he hopes will lead to a future career. 

“There’s three things I want to be; one, a video game tester because I'll be able to do what I like, and number two video game maker.

“And another one if I don't accomplish those two, is a forensic scientist,” he said.

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