ELTJE MALZBENDER | SUCCESS THROUGH ADVERSITY

For an athlete that had been left for dead on the side of the road after a hit and run, to coming back from a coma that was classified as the lowest survivable outcome, Eltje lives with a severe brain injury yet views the world and its challenges more profoundly than most.

Eltje has lots of mishaps each and every day, and instead of seeing these as failures; sees them as an opportunity to retrain the brain for improvement and further her brain development.

This wonderful woman, who shows us everyday that passion has no limits, is in a very strong contention to be a GOLD medalist at Tokyo Paralympics in 2020... and she needs your help.

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