Wheelchair-bound ad-man determined to prove doubters wrong


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  • Saturday, 15 Dec 2012

Down to business: Gnaniah discussing some logo designs with his colleague, graphic designer Lee Joe jian.

PETALING JAYA: Throughout his life, wheelchair-bound Danny Gnaniah has had to put up with doubts and scepticism but he was determined to succeed in life.

As the managing director of a digital advertising and multimedia agency called 4 Thirteen Media, the 38-year-old said many had doubted his capabilities since young.

Gnaniah was born with a spinal cord injury and is paralysed from knee down.

“I was laughed at when I first stepped into primary school as I had to walk around in braces. But things got better as I made good friends.

“However in Form Four, everything changed when I had go to a different school and I just didn't fit in,” he said at his office in Bandar Sunway.

He said that whenever he received negative comments about his condition, he would get riled up.

“But it made me stronger as I wanted to prove them wrong.”

Although he was studying to become a lawyer, he realised his true passion was in advertising and creative writing.

“Despite advice not to go ahead with it, I started my own graphic design business in my own bedroom which was my office 12 years ago.”

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