ABBIE

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month 2020, March 7th

Abbie is 24-years-old and has Cerebral Palsy. Abbie says "it's a life that brings me some challenges, but I'm not sure I mind that, so bring it on!"

Abbie's grandma describes her as "brave, compassionate, fun loving and very determined". In her spare time, Abbie enjoys shopping, going to the cinema, watching TV & movies and chilling out.

Abbie is a Paralympian and she was on Team GB at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where she came 4th in the Women's F32 Club Throw - in the future, Abbie would like to win 3 Paralympic medals, including a Gold, and she'd like to break the world record! Outside of sport, in the future she'd like to get married and be a Mum.

Abbie says it's really important to her to be treated like everyone else and she hates it when no one gives her time to speak her mind.

Abbie says that if she could change one thing for young people with physical disabilities it would be accessibility to get into places. Abbie says she would also change people's attitudes - disabled people are not stupid!

Abbie says, "Enjoy yourself! Nobody can tell you that you can't!"

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