Victoria Rumary is a really inspiring, positive and driven person who does so much for others without expecting anything in return.
Please help me raise enough to fund a SMARTDRIVE MX2 power drive for her wheelchair. This will make a massive difference in helping Victoria get around on her own, especially when she is away from home and negotiating difficult inclines and cambers. Independence is so important to wheelchair users !!!
Victoria has to self fund a lot of UK travel, equipment and travel to International tournaments. She has incredible support from her family (her mum Lorna is an incredible lady too) but I believe in her and want to help her on the journey. I want to help her get to the training and tournaments she needs to. It's her dream, she deserves it and she really can do it. She has already broken UK records and brought home Bronze from Beijing world Championships 2017.
I met her by chance at an Archery shop in Nottingham where she encouraged me that shooting from a wheelchair was possible. Victoria introduced me to the British Wheelchair Archery Association and inspired me to keep training when I was at a point I didn't think it could be done from my wheelchair. It is possible, she did it and she is going all the way !
Victoria used to be an archer before she became physically disabled. Severe Epilepsy throughout childhood left her unconscious for longer periods and also stopped her breathing up to ten times a day. Last resort surgery to remove part of her brain was the only option. The surgery went well but an infection resulted in further surgery which rendered her a permanent wheelchair user (unable to walk) with weakness down her left side and painful arthritis ( I never hear a negative word of complaint from her though).
With the help of her family and coach she returned to shooting in 2014 and there is no stopping her now. She's been shooting Compound bow for just a year and is now on the GB squad heading for Tokyo.
Although she hardly knows me, Victoria gave up her own time, a whole days training and travelled a long way with her mum and brother to speak at an event i'd help organise at work to show that strength, resilience and determination are key attributes of anyone facing daily challenges from ANY disability. Victoria gave a really positive, inspirational and instructive talk to a large audience and made a fantastic impression on everyone. They asked her to name a charity for the christmas raffle proceeds to go to. She named Epilepsy Action.
She helps others, now lets help her bring home Gold.