Roxie Trunnell: Paralympian turned “lemons” into gold medals.

I am reblogging this post to celebrate the Bronze Medal Roxie and Fortunato won at the World Championships recently. Take a look at the two photos of them with the medal at the end of the post.


We all know the saying that when life hands you lemons you make lemonade. Let me tell you what Paralympian Roxie Trunnell did with her lemons. In 2009 she contracted a virus that caused swelling in her brain. She was put into a medically induced coma. When she woke up she found she was unable to walk or to do many things without assistance. However, she refused to let this stifle her dreams. Trunnell was a dressage rider and had set her goals on riding in the Olympics. She elicited the help of her family and friends to get back in the saddle. After a long recovery, Trunnell slowly began to ride again and completed her Masters in Psychology with a focus in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy. Striving to compete, Trunnell found para-equestrian dressage. In November of 2012, she was classified Grade 1a (for the most severely disabled riders. The entire test…

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