Maisie (16) from Southampton

Maisie was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. At age two she was diagnosed with spinal compression which meant that a bone was squashing her spinal cord and made movement difficult for her. Maisie had to undergo two operations to remove the bone, and at age 13, also had to have operations to straighten her leg. Maisie was introduced to Dwarf Sports Association when she was four years old and she credits the organisation for having such a positive influence on her life. Maisie enjoys competing in swimming, badminton and boccia. She’s determined not to let her disability stop her and is looking forward to the Rickshaw Challenge.