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AYALA KATZ

Out of my comfort zone

My Name is Ayala Katz! I was struck with polio at the age of 2 months. I was always the young and cheeky small sister (of 6 children born in Yemen), always defying the house rules and expectations of me, until this day. But I could never sit still… this is how i got to win a quite few Medals in the Paralympic games. It started in 1968 in the Paralympic games in Israel I won Bronze in Fencing and Gold in Women’s Basketball. In Berlin 1972 Silver Again in Fencing And yet again in Basketball Silver Medal. continuing Toronto 1967 on to Holland 1980 then to England 1984 and Finally in Seoul 1988 again winning Medals... When all this ended, I want anted to continue to discover, Travel and see the world, but was up for a huge disappointment. I had lost Hope in travelling. To travel alone was out of the question due to Inaccessibility at hotels and most destinations. I was afraid to get on a flight that was not with a full team of helpers… I approached several tour agency’s hoping to get on a Handicapped accessible tour, but found out it was non existing. So i stayed home. BUT, In 2010 I stumbled across a life saving Handicapped tour operator and then began my true overcoming and joy of life was resumed. The first trip I took with the group was to Morocco. From then on I never looked back, We have been to Jordan, Thailand, Hungary, Croatia, India, Ethiopia and 4 different trips to Italy. Yes, this is the true Joy. This agency took care of it all, with the best staff and most important everything IS POSSIBLE, we do it all.. Kayaking, elephant riding, ziplines, rafting, hot-air ballooning, dancing with the tribes in Africa and many many others cool things. Im hooked to these tours and discovering the world , it is possible with amazing friends i met on each tour, and the energy i get after each tour to continue!

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