We now have our Unstoppable of the Month for January: Martine Wright. Hers is an incredible story.
Martine Wright (born in London, 30 September 1972), is a British sitting volleyball player.
Wright lost both of her legs in the Aldgate underground explosion in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005. She lost 80% of the blood in her body and was in a coma for ten days and had to undergo ten months of surgery following the injury.
As part of her rehabilitation she played wheelchair tennis before focussing on sitting volleyball. Wright was an initial member of the Great Britain women’s squad which began playing together in late 2009, making her debut at the 2010 Kent International tournament against Paralympic Champions, China. In July 2012 she was picked to represent Great Britain’s women’s sitting volleyball team at the sitting volleyball event in the 2012 Summer Paralympics.
After the 7/7 bombings she campaigned for better compensation for victims of the bombings and their families and has been an ambassador for sport for the disabled.
In December 2012 Martine won the Helen Rollanson Award.