November 28, 2011
Netherlands: paralympic medallist walks again
Monique Van der Vorst, a Paralympic silver medallist in hand cycling, lost the use of her legs as a result of an operation that went wrong and an accident when she was a teenager.
The 27-year-old had another accident while training last year and, in an extraordinary twist, she regained the use of her legs.
She describes her unexplained recovery and her search for a new identity after being disqualified from competing in the Paralympics - which has resulted in her being offered a contract with a professional road cycling team. (via BBC News)
Audio at the link

Netherlands: paralympic medallist walks again

Monique Van der Vorst, a Paralympic silver medallist in hand cycling, lost the use of her legs as a result of an operation that went wrong and an accident when she was a teenager.

The 27-year-old had another accident while training last year and, in an extraordinary twist, she regained the use of her legs.

She describes her unexplained recovery and her search for a new identity after being disqualified from competing in the Paralympics - which has resulted in her being offered a contract with a professional road cycling team. (via BBC News)

Audio at the link

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