"My advice to anyone interested in sports is to just do it or you'll miss out on making tons of friends and meeting people you idolize."
- Christel R.
My name is Christel Robichaud and I have Spina Bifida.
I participate as a para-athlete in track and field, downhill skiing and sailing.
The thing I like most is the progress I see from week to week in my training. On off weeks I work on my skills and by the next sessions I can already see improvements.
Participating in sports is kind of a two in one because I have type 2 diabetes so I need to watch my diet which is also really important for competition.
At first I was really timid, over time I started talking more and getting more involved and now I’ve made a lot of friends through sports.
My advise to anyone interested in sports is to just do it or you’ll miss out on making tones of friends and meeting people you idolize.