At the early age of 13, Brazilian swimmer Cecilia de Araujo made the hard decision of leaving her hometown Natal to travel to Sao Paulo, where she could train under the best possible conditions to pursue her dream of qualifying for the Paralympic Games.
But Araujo could never imagine she would achieve her biggest goal only four years later, after being selected to compete at Rio 2016, where she will have the unique opportunity to take part in the world’s biggest Para sport event on home soil.
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