OverviewInspirational athlete tackling new adventures after being paralysed.
Inspirational is a word used many times when people talk about Karen. Paralysed in a climbing accident at 21 years old Karen has proved time and again that life is a case of mind over matter. Once a keen runner and climber Karen has discovered many new ways to explore the outdoors and push the limits of what is possible. Her achievements have included:
Karen sums up her attitude best:
“Someone once said to me, ‘Disability is a state of mind not a state of body.’ That’s a notion that relates to us all, regardless of whether we have a physical disability or not. Our own mind is our biggest obstacle to living and achieving our wildest aspirations. What is life if it isn’t an adventure?”