Actress Jackie Matubia celebrates ‘special’ brother’s birthday
Renowned actress Jackie Matubia recently took to social media to celebrate the birthday of her brother, Hope Mwangi, who has become an inspiration as an “autism superstar.”
The mother of two expressed pride in her brother’s accomplishments, highlighting his resilience and determination in the face of challenges.
In a heartfelt post on her social media accounts, Jackie Matubia shared:
“November 17th, 23 years ago, God blessed us with Hope Mwangi, an autism superstar. Happy birthday, dear brother; you have proven that disability is not inability. You’ve crossed nations and showed us that you are truly God’s chosen one.”
The actress, known for her roles in the entertainment industry, has been a vocal advocate for embracing diversity and breaking down stereotypes associated with neurodivergence.
In June, Jackie shared her overwhelming pride as she celebrated her brother’s team’s victory at the Special Olympics World Games held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany.
Hope Mwangi and his teammates clinched the gold medal, emerging as the top performers in the world.
Jackie Matubia expressed her admiration for her brother’s athletic prowess, noting that despite being autistic, he and his team excelled on the global stage.
The actress took the opportunity to shed light on their achievements, pointing out that such victories often go unnoticed by mainstream media.
“So my brother is an amazing athlete despite him being autistic, and now he and his teammates went to Germany to represent Kenya for the Special Olympics, and they won gold. First place. This won’t be shown on the news, or they won’t even go visit the president, but anyway, they won. Good job, guys,” Jackie Matubia wrote in a previous social media post.
As Hope celebrated his birthday, Jackie Matubia once again expressed her love and pride, writing, “Family of champions. Always proud of you, brother. Love you and enjoy your day.”
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave.
Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is described as a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first 2 years of life.