University of East London student Vanessa Daobry set for Great Britain Paralympics debut at European Athletics Championships

Posted June 2, 2016

Her sporting ‘new beginning’ came in December 2014 when, after taking part in the throwing try-out session, she was invited to train with leading Paralympic coach Alison O’Riordan at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in Edmonton.

After a lifetime of steadily worsening physical challenges, Daobry admits she was initially hesitant – not least because she had recently undergone surgery.

She was born with a muscular skeletal condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and also developed a neurological condition called Dystonia, which makes her body go into abnormal postures.

She has used a wheelchair for the last nine years after her condition degenerated to the point where she was pretty much confined to bed.

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