Martine Wright lost her legs in the 7/7 bombings in 2005 and is now poised to become a member of the British sitting volleyball team in the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Since 2005, Mrs Wright got married, had a baby boy and learnt to fly, as well as taking up volleyball.
She told Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty about her journey.
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