SPORTS, FITNESS & DANCE

Making the Impossible Possible with a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Swati Chavda

The road traffic accident that changed my life…but not for the worst!

I was involved in a road traffic accident in 2009. I suffered a T12/L1 incomplete spinal cord injury. I went from being on top of the world, having just graduated from university with a first class honours degree in economics with the job of my dreams lined up, to being told I would never walk again at the age of 22. My world was crushed, but my inner fire and will power wouldn't let me accept defeat.

How I Found Fitness After My Spinal Cord Injury

Through my hard word and determination, I managed to get back up on my feet. Once I did, there was no stopping me. Even though I needed aids to mobilize, the gym became my new best friend. Now I am so passionate about working out, that it spurred me to become a qualified personal trainer. I love to waterski, hand cycle and climb mountains where the conditions permit me to.

The bottom line is, no one can ever stop you from achieving your goals and dreams in life. Sure we all have obstacles, but surpassing them is what makes people champions in life. I am happy to say that today, I am probably the fittest I have ever been ironically, a qualified personal trainer, a business owner and a keen adventurer/traveller amongst an array of other things! #impossibleisnothing #spinalcordinjury #workhard

Follow Swati on her fitness journey on Instagram: @swot_squats

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