Bravely facing adversity

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Bravely facing adversity

Postby MSUK » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:33 am


Elizabeth Sobecki, at just 18, has shown courage well beyond her years.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis two years ago, Elizabeth refused to let go of her Olympic dream.

As her health deteriorated, her determination to represent Australia grew. She was selected last year for the national para-equestrian squad.

Her mother Annie Sobecki said the past few years had been tough, but she was extremely proud of Elizabeth. "The day the neurologist said 'I'm so sorry but this is what's happened', I was devastated."

"Equestrian has given her a reason to get out of bed. There are days when the fatigue gets the better of her but, once she's out there on a horse, it's a different world and she's got legs and she's moving.".... Read More - ... ageid/2427
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