Jemma Lee

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F35, T35

Further personal information

Residence
Adelaide, SA, AUS

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Western District Athletics Club: Glenelg, SA, AUS
Name of coach
Donna Pearce, Marysia Pascoe

General interest

Hero / Idol
Australian Paralympic athlete Katrina Webb. (news.com.au, 26 Oct 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." (Twitter profile, 07 Nov 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (device.com.au, 21 June 2013)
Impairment
She was born prematurely weighing only 570 grams, and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 15 months. In 2008 she had surgery to both legs, which included breaking both her femur bones. Her parents were told it might take a year and a half before Lee began to see the benefits of the operation, but she was walking again three months later. (Facebook event, 20 Oct 2011)