In 2012, at the age of twenty-three, Sally Hext’s daughter, Suzanna, was paralysed from the waist down in a riding accident.
Overcoming numerous health issues, Suzanna went on to pursue a successful career as an international para dressage rider, winning three European gold medals in 2017. In 2019, Suzanna went on to train as a para swimmer, winning both a silver and bronze freestyle medal at the World Para Swimming Championships. Now, Suzanna’s sights are set on the Tokyo Paralympics as she continues to train with the British Para Swimming team.
Inspired by her daughter’s determination, Sally has decided to take on a particularly challenging 100km stretch of the South West Coast Path to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Sally will be joined by friends Justine and Sue as they take on the route from Minehead to Braunton. Starting on the 26th May, this will take place over five days in under thirty hours, with every penny raised going to fund vital SCI research.
To support Sally, Justine and Sue, follow this link to their JustGiving page.
If you would like to follow their progress, head over to their Facebook page.