Meet Anita Pallara, a powerchair football player and an active member of Famiglie SMA, an NGO dedicated to fight the rare genetic disease SMA – spinal muscular atrophy.
We had a chance to meet Anita in person during our study visit to Bari, Italy, and witness her dedication, skills and professionalism during the wheelchair football training and match at OLTRE Sport in Trani.
Anita told us that the first thing to keep in mind is, that we shouldn’t focus on the obstacles. Her words were: this is football, and we are football players. And this is all we need to know. These words sum up her entire attitude.
Truly an inspiring person and a great athlete!
Photo source: https://www.fanpage.it/attualita/anita-racconta-la-sua-odissea-la-mia-carrozzina-distrutta-durante-il-volo-bari-cagliari/