Finding Hope in art and sports

16 months ago, our family life was turned upside down. We had spent over 3 months in a hospital and quickly had to adjust our direction in life. Whilst #EmersonGrant2014 was a patient at Stoke Mandaville spinal unit every day we walked the corridors to get Emerson used to his new life in a wheelchair.

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Emerson always went up this art work of @davidweir2012 and wanted to race, from that moment we realised our life was not over – we just had a new life to embrace.

This picture gave us hope and made us realise that we will not allow Emerson’s disability to define or restrict him.

He can still do all the things he desires, he just needs to find a new way …thank you #davidweir for providing us with hope and certainty in tragic circumstances 💪

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