Great Stories Are in Our DNA

Great Stories Are in Our DNA

Sarah Headshot - Aspirations4Kids in SportThe dictionary meaning for resilience is ‘one’s ability to become healthy, happy or strong again after an illness, disappointment or other problem.’

The dictionary meaning for determination is ‘those who succeed because of sheer grit and firmness of purpose.’

Sarah Wallace is the sheer epitome of these traits. Born with multiple physical anomalies, she was not expected to survive birth. But survive…and thrive – she did!

Sarah’s Life & Sporting Story

Sarah has severe kyphoscoliosis, has had numerous spinal surgeries, and along with her short stature and compromised lung capacity (40%) she still competes on the National school sport T&F stage.

What a legend!

 

Sarah information graphic - Aspirations4Kids in SportWith dreams to be a Paralympian, she is totally committed to her T&F. This year alone she has represented her sport in over 6 high-level competitions with another stint in October at the International Global Games. Sarah studies full time via Distance Education to enable her to manage her schooling, T&F, and her health.

All of this costs an enormous amounts of money so A4K was happy to step in with some funding assistance so that Sarah can follow her life sporting pathway.

Achievements:

  • Won Gold, Silver, and Bronze,
  • Broken over 7 Qld records and set a new PB’s
  • Nominated for a Sporting Wheelies Award and
  • Won the Queensland Sports Development Award in 2018.

Sarah, we can’t wait to see how you go from here!

For more great A4K Stories click https://www.aspirations4kidsinsport.com.au/2018-celebration-of-sport-award-winners/

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