Hi, my name is Susie.
I have a level T7-9 spinal cord injury because of a car accident. It means that I’m a full-time wheelchair user and I’m paralyzed from the waist down. As an able-bodied girl my only dream was to become a professional athlete as a speed skater. After my injury I spent many years in denial and deep depression because I felt like I couldn’t move past the loss of walking, running and skating. Slowly I started to enjoy moving my body again and now my life is all about adaptive fitness, eating healthy and getting stronger physically, mentally and emotionally as well. Growing is always a long and tough process, but believe me when I say that hard work always pays off! We should believe in ourselves just like we believe in those who inspire us along the way towards our goals!