Case Story of a 21-Year-Old Successful Business Man despite Being Diagnosed with Severe Autism
When you put your efforts in the right order, nothing can stop you from success. Today, we present a story about a 21-year-old Zane Perri, based out of Echuca, diagnosed with epilepsy and severe autism, who has managed to build a successful business that is so popular, many times he struggles to keep up with the overwhelming demand.
Zane Perri says, “I did not let my disability define my actions and today my life has been completely changed for good.”
Zane ventured out into the mail service business 3 years ago and is on a mission to reach more people and extend his valuable services.
His company goes by the name Zane’s Mail and Courier Service. Interestingly, the company tagline is, “A very special service, by a very special person, for very special people.”
Zane explains that his job gives him the greatest feeling and encouragement, and keeps him busy every weekday.
Zane begins his every day with running errands, delivering packages and transporting navigation to retailers.
Zane’s colleague says, “He loves the business as he feels it is an important part of his life.”
Jennafer Whelan, mother of Zane, says, “He has severe autism and unfortunately he is overwhelmingly burdened with uncontrolled epilepsy.”
Jaime Lake, a client of Zane’s, says, “It is really amazing when someone has the opportunity to do what he loves.”
Zane, when questioned about his interest in his activities, says he enjoys interacting with people and meeting new faces every day. The business grew multifold when Zane incorporated the flower delivery business model into his mail service business.
Nevertheless, he is helped and assisted by support workers and successfully navigates, delivers and socializes with the crowd during his everyday activities.
He started the business after leaving a specialist school and determined to not let his disability back him out of his plans. Whelan says, “He loves interacting with the community and the people and believes everybody is capable of teaching him something and one should never stop learning.”
Zane concludes by saying, “When you love something you do, it is no longer a job, but rather a JOY.”
How do you feel about Zane’s journey from being severely autistic to becoming a successful business person? Feel free to share your thoughts and join the discussion by commenting in the comment box below.