We Play Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference
On Wednesday 3rd July, 2019 Swim Ireland hosted the We Play – Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference in the Sport Ireland Campus. I was delighted to be speaking alongside some incredible athletes on the panel discussion ‘In the Face of Adversity’. This was my first time speaking since I was diagnosed with another autoimmune disease – Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS) and the theme of the panel discussion was never more apt! This disease left me with a tumour in my ankle that had damaged the ligaments and bone and meant having surgery on both my knee and ankle. It’s just a month since I was diagnosed and I’m still coming to terms with the impact this will have on both my sports career and also my long term health. But this conference was the perfect distraction and left me feeling more positive about the road ahead.