Young lady performing gymnastics.

“Disability sport has made me realise who I am, and what I want to do with my life.”

Unfold-logo (3)This is an article from Unfold magazine

Your support helps to raise awareness of issues faced by disabled people. With the Paralympics shining a light on disability, we thought you might like to hear from Natasha and her thoughts on the games.

Natasha Coates was diagnosed with a condition called mast cell activation syndrome, at the age of 18. It puts her at risk of having severe allergic reactions.

She had always loved doing gymnastics, and she wasn’t going to let her condition stop her. So Natasha kept on training and competing, as an elite disability gymnast.

Natasha hopes the recent Paralympics will inspire other young disabled people to try sport. “The Games gives kids hope. It makes them think, “if those athletes can do it, why can’t I?’” .

Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here.

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