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13-year-old Eva Kalpidis to climb Australia’s tallest mountain in wheelchair

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13-year-old Eva Kalpidis is set to traverse Australia’s tallest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, this month with her wheelchair as an ambassador for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. 

According to news.com.au, Eva lives with cerebral palsy on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and after suffering a stroke at 10 days old, doctors said she would never walk or talk.

But Eva’s mum Stacey told news.com.au this diagnosis has never stopped Eva. After watching her brother take his first steps at 18 months old, she was determined to do the same.

“I always knew she would walk,” Stacey said. “She was never going to take no for an answer.”

This determination will now see Eva, alongside her mum and aunties, climb Mount Kosciuszko later this month.

The group, going by the name Team Sunshine, has already raised close to $90,000 that will go towards a state-of-the-art gym facility to help with therapy for those living with cerebral palsy — and donations are still open.

To sponsor Eva’s climb visit www.krazykosciklimb.com.au/fundraisers/teameva

Source: news.com.au.

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