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!!