Claire Lomas, MBE is a sportswoman, public speaker and disability advocate who has spent her time since her accident proving that just because you are living with a disability doesn’t mean you cannot live as fully as able-bodied people.
She was injured in a freak horse-riding accident, which left her paralysed from the chest down. She went from being a busy sportswoman, to someone who couldn’t even feel her feet – but she was determined not to let this break her.
Claire made headlines in 2012 as the first person to complete a marathon in a robotic suit. It took her 17 days. Next, she took on the Great North Run whilst 16 weeks pregnant, which took her 5 days.
Her mission is to raise money to cure paralysis, so far she’s raised over 800k, but her sights are now set on the lofty goal of £1 million.
Claire is available for public speaking engagements, you can find out more about this on her website.