Physical Challenge: Paraplegia
Sports: Paracycling, Wheelchair basketball
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Gabby became paralyzed at the age of 24 after suffering three gunshot wounds to her back. After becoming paralyzed, she resolved to never take anything in life for granted. This focus and drive to succeed has set her on the path to following her dream of being an elite athlete. Gabby is a member of CAF’s first-ever Women’s Handcycling Team and is training for the US Paralympic Team. Gabby has also won both silver and bronze at the Paracycling National Championships. Gabby’s dream is to take gold at the 2021 paracycling road national championships and then take gold at the 2024 Paralympics in Paris.
“Thanks to CAF, I have the opportunity to travel, train, and compete in an attempt to reach the highest level possible in my sport and in life.” – Gabby Platt