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Nat Pattinson

Nat Pattinson

Name: Nat Pattinson
Age: 20
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
Campaign: To encourage more disabled people to get involved in sport

I was diagnosed with a rare bone condition at the age of seven, which has meant that I’m in a wheelchair full time.

 

I didn’t get to take part in PE lessons or sports days at school and I never thought I’d ever be able to play sport again.

 

But when I was 12, I discovered wheelchair basketball by chance - it changed my life.

 

I now play at a high level, for Great Britain under 23s and the Carlisle Panthers.

 

But most important has been the social aspect of it - the getting out and having fun with a team.

 

I think people who are disabled can often write themselves off from sport, or not realise the opportunities that are out there.

 

I want to change that – and show what a difference it can make to your life when you get involved in sport. 

Fixer Daniel Ewin supported me with this Fix. 

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