11 year old Poppy with Cerebral Palsy set to take on Triathlon – Pembroke & Pembroke Dock Observer

11 year old Poppy has the life-limiting condition of quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and she is also determined to take part in the Swansea Triathlon on the 28th of May with her father Rob.

Rob and Poppy are set to complete the Swansea Triathlon together on the 28th of May. Rob will swim 750m towing Poppy in a boat, cycle 20k pulling Poppy and run 5k pushing her in bespoke adapted equipment designed and co-funded by Cerebra and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David who make up CIC, Cerebra Innovation Centre.

With the help of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Cerebra, Activity Wales Event’s and of course Poppy’s Dad, her dream of taking part in Swansea Triathlon has been made a possibility.

Poppy’s dad Rob says “Taking part in this triathlon is very exciting for her and psychologically will really benefit her. She gets so frustrated at the limits her condition puts on her and this will really focus her mind on what she can do. Poppy doesn’t think ‘I can’t’ bur rather ‘with a little help I can’”.

Activity Wales Event’s welcome and support Poppy and Rob to and through the Swansea Triathlon “Here at Activity Wales Events we are extremely excited to be part of Team Poppy and to be involved with such an amazing innovative project by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Cerebra that make these opportunities possible”

Swansea Triathlon takes place on 28th of May 2017 with a 4pm swim start at SA1 and then city centre cycle and run routes ending to an amazing crowd of supporters in castle square.


Source: 11 year old Poppy with Cerebral Palsy set to take on Triathlon – Pembroke & Pembroke Dock Observer

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