If I Can Do It, So Can You.
Don’t let other people’s expectations of your failure undermine your goals. In 2007, after a freak accident, medical experts told me that I had a 1% chance of walking unassisted again.
Diagnosed with Acute Compartment Syndrome in my right leg, and a mere 30 minutes from amputation, I knew I had to prove all the doctors and surgeons wrong.
After two grueling years rehabilitating my leg, I ventured into the pool for my first swim since primary school.
Little did I know that six years later in 2015, I would set a new world record becoming the 1st woman ever to swim from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.
While that was the first of many unknowns, it showed me the power in showing up and saying yes, especially in the face of fear.
No matter who you are or what you want to do, there will be critics and there will be naysayers but you can't let it stop you from trying.
While I didn't know it at the time, I often now say that my injury was the best thing to ever happen to me because it taught me that we are capable of far more than we could ever imagine.
And the secret to all of this is that I didn't do it alone.
The key to achieving my goals has been the community I've surrounded myself with that has pushed, inspired and supported me every step of the way.
My mission is to inspire YOU to push past your own limits to find what you are capable of, beyond what you could possibly imagine.
I'm not some super-star Olympic athlete, I'm just a woman who is unwilling to believe there is something I can't achieve if I put my mind to it - and I want you to know that you can do the same!