Wheelchair tennis woman 'defying odds'
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Nottingham wheelchair tennis woman 'defying disease odds'

A woman who was left in a wheelchair after falling down some stairs on the way to her 30th birthday party says tennis has given her a new lease of life.

Sarah Bard, from Nottingham - who was born with hereditary motor sensory neuropathy - battled with depression, anxiety and severe weight gain following her accident.

But the 38-year-old says she is "defying the textbooks" as she has regained muscle and recently entered her first national wheelchair tennis tournament.

  • 20 Jun 2018