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Game Changers: A devastating diagnosis which led to a life time of courage - Kelly Cartwright

Game Changers: A devastating diagnosis which led to a life time of courage - Kelly Cartwright

Update: 2022-02-14
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Paralympic gold medallist Kelly Cartwright embodies all the grit and determination.

At the age of 15, after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in her right knee, Kelly was forced to make a decision that would change the direction of her life.

In November 2004, faced with the option of amputation or radical surgery to remove the cancer Kelly had her right leg amputated.

​ After a painstaking 3 months of rehabilitation, she was fitted with a prosthetic leg. Having learnt to walk again, and facing the reality that her netball career was over, she looked for a new direction.

That direction was running.

​ With a growing passion for running, Kelly’s training intensified in pursuit of her next goal – to be the best above-knee amputee 100m sprinter in the world.

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Episode four of Beyond the Ordinary : Game Changers dropping 22nd February 2022
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Game Changers: A devastating diagnosis which led to a life time of courage - Kelly Cartwright

Game Changers: A devastating diagnosis which led to a life time of courage - Kelly Cartwright

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