One of my favourite TV programme is chopped on food network. I felt so proud of a young 12 years old Nadja Bray who entered this food competition to support her twin autistic brothers. She is such a great cook.
She felt so proud of herself and believes the meaning of her name in Swahili which means ”Success ”as well as helping her family is her motivation. Bray also said she got into cooking to help her family deal with the added stress of having children with unique needs.
When asked what she would do should she win the $10,000 grand prize, Bray replied, “It’s hard to have younger siblings with autism, because it’s hard to communicate with them sometimes. I want to win $10,000 because I want to make a website for older siblings that have younger siblings with autism, and I just want to help other kids out there if they’re going through what I went through.”
Bray did end up winning the competition, thanks to her excellent cooking skills, and it seems clear that she’s got a bright future ahead of her. Watch her as she expresses her joy in this video chopped junior winner
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