A Para-Olympian, Puisand Lai 

ETOBICOKE, TORONTO, ONTARIO – Para-Olympian does it all in all adversity towards her condition.


Para-Olympian Puisand Lai is a prime example of overcoming adversity from a situation that had her left paralyzed from a spinal condition at the age of 6 years old.


“Lai was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a rare neurological condition in which the spinal cord is inflamed”. -Norm Nelson said.


Born in Honolulu County, Hawaii, her accolades in the world of sports about certain ventures speak for themselves however, not giving up and pursuing an interest many people with a disability dream of adhering to, especially at her age has hopefully given her hope to many young girls and women looking to follow in Puisand’s footsteps as leaders of tomorrow.


As I have learned about this remarkable young lady, I came across many interesting facts about her, such as the commitment and dedication she has put forth thanks to her mother for not giving up after such a traumatic experience.


As that did not stop her from achieving success, currently at the age of 21 years old in a sport that defines and gives hope to those that want to make a difference as athletes and as champions of their respective cities.


Puisand Lai’s stats from 2019 emphasize’ the character she has built from the game Wheelchair Basketball that is quite popular, stemming to 4 medals from competitions such as the Pan American games, Nation’s cup Canada and so forth in her amazing story.


That is not the only treasured sport she has participated in as well.


At the young age of 14, Lai had started her career in the sport of tennis, in a wheelchair playing with abled-bodied children. She quickly became a sensation and has not looked back ever since.



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