Having been born with Cerebral Palsy I have been introduce to the world of Wheelchair Racing and have found my ability in my disability.
I have always loved sports but was often left out or excluded from sports and activities. I was thrilled when Paralympian Rheed McCracken let me have a go in his Racing chair that he competed at the London Paralympics in. Over several months I had more and more opportunities to use Rheed’s chair until I eventually got my own.
My first competition was the Summer Down Under event in Canberra and Sydney. It was very scary being amongst many other wheelchair racers and at 13 I was not ready to come out of my shell. It was not long before another Junior Sam Rizzo came over and introduced himself and then took me over to meet other juniors. That night was a big turning point and I felt accepted not only by other wheelchair racers but into the world in general as nobody was looking at me differently and judging my disability.