In the spring of 2012 I found myself in a place that was all other than good. For years I had been fighting for my life. My health had been deteriorating, I was in a very bad spiral. At the moment I first started my rehabilitation I could not walk the stairs at home. From not being able to pick up a 20kg bar from the floor to being a licensed powerlifter has been a very long long but amazing journey.
I can testify to that hard work and a strong will can get you almost anywhere. During the period from 2012 and today, I have had several major surgeries and and a couple on my left knee. To reach the level I have so far is almost more than I dared dream of. All the hour upon hours of lonesome work in the gym has paid of. Probably not the cup of tea for all, bur for me it has been what has kept me going.
When i think back at al the work that I have laid down to come where I have come I still have a hard time thinking that I was capable of all that. But I surely am, standing here today knowing that I am about to compete in the Regional Championships. Humbled to be able to do the things I do and that I get to be around such loving people while I do it. More and more I see my goal of entering the National championship for master powerlifters getting closer.
I will take the podium with confidence as the first adaptive athlete under oxygen therapy with a medical exemption from the antidoping agency, making me meet all criteria needed to reach my fuzzy goals. More than I ever thought possible truly has become reality. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family, my close friends and my coach, your support and love has made it possible for me to get this far.