Thursday, September 28, 2017

13-YEAR-OLD UK WHEELCHAIR SKATEBOARDER Pulls Off WHEELCHAIR BACKFLIP!!!

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Meet 13-year-old UK Skateboarder LILY RICE!!!

The BRITISH teenager has a condition called HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA (HSP) which is a group of hereditary, degenerative, neurological disorders that primarily affect the upper motor neurons. Upper motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord deliver signals to the lower motor neurons, which in turn, carry messages to the muscles. In hereditary spastic paraplegia, upper motor neurons slowly degenerate so the muscles do not receive the correct messages, causing progressive spasticity (increased muscle tone/stiffness) and weakness of the legs. This leads to difficulty walking. As degeneration continues, symptoms worsen. If only the lower body is affected, HSP is classified as uncomplicated or pure. HSP is classified as complicated or complex if other systems are involved. In these cases, additional symptoms, including impaired vision, ataxiaepilepsy, cognitive impairment, peripheral neuropathy, and/or deafness, occur.

In September 2017, LILY RICE became only the SECOND FEMALE WORLDWIDE to land a SUCCESSFUL WHEELCHAIR BACKFLIP.

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