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Happy New Year Everyone! I cannot wait to see what 2020 brings 😀


Wow how do I sum up this year; it has definitely been my best year to date. Dreams have come true and I still cannot believe that I am ending the year as a European Silver Medalist; it shows that perseverance and hard work pays off.

Living with a changing condition has its challenges but my motto is “everything happens for a reason” and I’m a fighter!! I really enjoy inspiring others to get involved in Para sport in particular Para Dressage; this year acting as a mentor for two young para rider’s. I also enjoyed carrying out my role as an Ambassador for two super charities. I started my public speaking journey this year which has been amazing and I cannot wait to build on this in 2020. I am so pleased that I can inspire others.

I’ve moved into my new bedroom and wet room which is very exciting and will hopefully see my independence increase again. I am also looking into getting a PA next year, an electric wheelchair and a new car so I will be zooming around everywhere!!

2019 has also had his downs losing the ability to walk completely and becoming a full time wheelchair user. Also finding out the realisation that everything I have lost is not coming back. Joining this forum has helped massively and the advice I have received has been so helpful and I have also had a chance to talk to people who are going through the same as me.

I finally got some much needed answers this year and am hopeful that 2020 will bring even more but most importantly I will be going for my ultimate dream and striving towards selection for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and going for gold!!

Bring it on!!

16 Replies

Congratulations! Keep up the positive attitude. It is infectious! Good luck in your 2020 future endeavors, and competing in the Paralympics! You are such an inspiration for me!!

in reply to ddmagee1

Thank you very much x

Same as ddmagee1

Thank you x

Welldone xxx

in reply to Litty

Thank you xx

Wonderful positive post. Helps to motivate us all.

Happy new year and I hope to be watching you on the TV at Tokyo Paralympics


Alison xx

That's the plan but we will see! Thank you xx

So positive. I am so happy and proud of your accomplishments! Happy New Years!

Thank you very much x

You have such a positive attitude...,kudos to you! You should be very proud of your accomplishments, as I'm impressed! Happy 2020 to you also! ;o)

in reply to february

Thank you so much :D xx

You have wowed me 🤗

in reply to Carolss

Aww thank you x

Well done to you. Wish you a very happy New Year.

in reply to Plain

Thank you, you too x

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