Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She began swimming as part of her rehabilitation. "I want to show everyone there that even though I have a disadvantage, I can do the same thing they can do."

General interest

Impairment
She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma [bone cancer] in her left femur in May 2014. She underwent rotationplasty surgery, where her left foot was removed, reversed and reattached to create a knee joint. She also underwent two surgeries to remove cancer from her lungs. In mid-2017 she was diagnosed with spinal cancer. (huffingtonpost.co.uk, 25 Nov 2015; 11alive.com, 21 Sep 2017; abcnews.go.com, 10 Oct 2017)