Teachers at McNair describe Manraj as "an amazing young man... he is the epitome of strength, unselfishness, and courage. His positive attitude in life in general never ceases to amaze." Manraj was recognized by his school for his courage, determination and desire to help others through a Rick Hansen Difference Maker Award, and was selected to be a medal bearer during the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. He was also chosen to represent British Columbia as a difference maker at the 2011 Calgary Stampede marshalled by Rick.
We asked this inspirational young man to tell us about his experiences and how he overcame the difficulties that he faced.