Manuela, 5km run
“The terrible illness I suffered struck out of nowhere. Within two weeks I was paralysed from the neck down and couldn’t do anything without help. The neurologist diagnosed it as Guillain-Barré syndrome - a rare and serious autoimmune disorder.
“But I was determined I would not let this illness defeat me. Thanks to my own willpower, intensive training and the incredible support from my Carglass colleagues, I was able to walk again after five months and get back to work. I am unspeakably humble, grateful and happy to be able to participate actively in life again. And that’s why I wanted to accept the Spirit of Belron Challenge. It will be a huge challenge for me but giving up is not an option.”