The National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) and English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), have come together, supported by Sport England to encourage disabled people to be more active. Together We Will aims to support you to become healthier, stronger and have fun being active.
Anoushé Husain has hypermobility syndrome. Here, she discusses how her diagnosis motivated her to try something new and she fell in love with climbing.
I was born with one arm.
One would think that would cause some obstacles when trying out sports or other things and trust me, it certainly makes me have to think out of the box, but it has never really stopped me. By the age of six I was competing in swimming, then as a teenager I found my love for karate.
The week I won my first medal, my surgeon told me I had to stop.
I was diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome, which causes my joints to dislocate. Being a sporty person, I was suddenly had to stop doing karate, tennis, squash, running – I had to learn and watch how my body would react to new things and have countless physio sessions.