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Inspirational Stories: Gemma Rose Foo

Posted on January 23, 2019 by All In

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Gemma was diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, which has the most severe physical symptoms, at birth. Her parents did not want any special treatment for Gemma and sent her to a mainstream school. She began riding horses at 8 as part of physiotherapy, and was later discovered by a riding instructor. By age 10, Gemma began participating in local para-equestrian events. She participated in her first Paralympic Games in London at the young age of 16. Gemma is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, while still actively participating in equestrian games.

Read more about Gemma’s story in this Straits Times article: Riding to establish her freedom

Hear from Gemma herself in this interview with MDIS Media Hub: