Chloe Ball-Hopkins

Diana Courageous Citizen

There are few people who see opportunity in adversity like Chloe Ball. She has a zest for life and helping others that is never compromised, even when facing the serious complications caused by muscular dystrophy and requiring significant wheelchair support. Her list of achievements is always growing. She reached the National Final of the Junior Tennis competition when she entered for the first time. Just before competing in wheelchair racing at the 2012 London Paralympics, she suffered life threatening complications. Never one to quit, she changed her sport to archery is now a member of the UK Paralympics squad where she won a personal bronze and silver team medal.

In addition to her sporting achievements, Chloe is a dedicated student and activist in her community, fundraising and acting as ambassador to raise awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association UK from the age of ten. She’s made speeches, written articles, and appeared in television documentaries.

This year, at the Rotary International Britain & Ireland conference she was awarded with the prestigious Rotary Young Citizen Para-Athlete of the Year for her optimism, dedication and support for others.

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