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Level Playing Field
Variety asks 'is there a level playing field?’
Sixteen year old Courtney is a keen and accomplished wheelchair basketball player with ambitions to play for Team GB in future Paralympics. She is dependent on her wheelchair because cerebral palsy means she can only walk short distances with the aid of a wheeled walking frame.
Since joining Tornados Wheelchair Basketball Club, Courtney has vastly improved her game.
Her Physiotherapist can see the physical strain that the poor posture of the borrowed chair creates but the NHS will not fund a bespoke sports wheelchair.
That’s when Variety stepped in to provide a wheelchair that would give Courtney the opportunity to reach her sporting potential and pursue her dream of representing her country at the highest level.
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