Thursday, 24. April 2014
13. 02. 13. - 14:00
A Scottish teenager suffering from a muscle disease has been given the chance of a lifetime after being invited to Schladming- Dachstein ski resort where the Alpine Ski World Cup is currently being held.
Kayleigh Haggo, 13, who suffers from a serious muscle disease was invited together with her family to the Styrian ski resort for a week.
As well as having the chance to watch the ski races live - Kayleigh has also had the opportunity to take part in a ski course which has been specially developed for people with disabilities.
Kayleigh said: "It has been one of the best weeks of my life.
Kayleigh watched the Men's Super G race as well as watching the Women's Superkombi.
She then met two successful Austrian paralympic athletes Manfred Auer and Markus Salcher.
The Haggo family first made contact with the Schladming region at the Paralympic games held in London this summer.
Kayleigh is a paralympic athlete and has won many races in her disciplines swimming and running.
The Schladming region has been working on expanding and developing the ski region to make it into a barrier free zone for people with disabilities and developing the region into one of the most accessible for people with disabilities.
In 2017 - the "Winter Special Olympics" will take place in Schladming and will see young people and adults with mental disabilities take part.
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