Challenge: Fibular Hemimelia
Sport: Swimming, Triathlon
Emma was born with fibular hemimelia of her right leg in Datong, Shanxi Provence, China. She was adopted at the age of two and had her amputation surgery a couple months later. Since receiving her first prosthetic, there has been no stopping her. The training Emma receives and the competitions she is able to participate in is preparing her to set and meet her goals in swimming, triathlons, and in life.
Dream: “My dream is to compete in the 2024 Paralympics.”
How CAF changed Emma’s life: “CAF has supported me by providing trainings and camps, awarding me grants to compete throughout the country, and the opportunity to be mentored by other para-athletes.”