He is currently celebrating his birthday in the Pretoria hospital where he has lamps from Soweto representing the segregation he went through during his times in jail. His past has been very controversial, known for serving time in prison for 27 years. It started with an arrest in 1962 for a sabotaging incident with the government. Then in 1994 his luck changed when he became President of South Africa, ending his term in 1999. During his presidency is earned over 250 awards and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. What a success!
It's great that Mandela can continue to celebrate his achievements at such an age as himself. He should be very proud of his self for what he went through. He proves that at any age you have to fight to be happy as well as make a difference in others. His story has inspired many people and I'm sure as well as President Obama to keep rising and fight for what's right and not just because something is wrong. His spirit is going strong and hopefully we can expect more birthdays from him.