Nerys Pearce - ENABLE
Nerys, 33, served as a Medic in the Army. She was left paralysed from the chest down following an accident in London in 2008 when a car unexpectedly pulled off a curb and hit her.
The keen athlete went from training for 23 hours a week and taking part in triathlons, running, swimming and mountaineering, to being unable to lead an independent life. After her symptoms worsened she has suffered from numerous health conditions: “It changed everything, the dynamic with family and friends, I lost my job, I had to restart.”
Deciding to turn her life around, she looked up local sports clubs and came across sports disability charity SportsAble, who helped her get back into sports. She has since been supported by Help for Heroes and has taken part in the Warrior Games and the European Sports Games in Riccione, in 2015, where she won eight gold medals.