Hero Daisy from King’s Lynn is set for superhero challenge
- Credit: Ian Burt
A quadriplegic six-year old with cerebral is taking part in a superhero triathlon this weekend with support from her family.
Daisy Mason, from East Winch, near King's Lynn, was born nearly 12 weeks early.
She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy which means she needs a wheelchair because she has difficulty controlling her muscles or walking unaided.
Despite this, she will take part in the triathlon with support from her dad Adam as they swim, bike and run at Dorney Lake in Windsor.
The Superhero Series is a disability sports series for everyday superheroes with no time or equipment restrictions.
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Participants can either do it themselves or team up with disabled and able-bodied family and friends.
Daisy is taking part alongside the other teams from her solicitors Irwin Mitchell Cambridge who sponsor the event and are running the Don't Quit, Do It campaign to raise awareness of disabled sports. Paralympian Dan Greaves is part of the Irwin Mitchell team with some of the law firm's clients and staff also taking part.
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Daisy's mum Lucy said: 'We don't let Daisy's disability stop us from doing things we enjoy and the Superhero Series is a great event to show everyone that people with disabilities can achieve great things too.
'It's a great event for raising the morale of people involved and we hope it raises awareness of disabilities and how sports and inclusive events can help people to realise their potential.
'Daisy can swim on her back and on her daddy's back, we can push her trike around and she can drive her electric wheelchair for part of the course. She is really looking forward to completing the course and having fun whilst doing so.'
Sarah Wealleans, a solicitor at Irwin Mitchell Cambridge, said: 'Daisy is an inspiration to everyone. She and her family are not fazed by her disability and are really looking forward to the challenge of the Superhero Series event.
'We've seen first-hand through our Don't Quit, Do It campaign how disability sport can really help people with their rehabilitation and recovery from injuries and also help people realise their potential in spite of any restrictions they may face.'
The Superhero Series takes place on Saturday, August 19.