Tamara Taylor has spent her life proving others wrong.
The 19-year-old is participating in Steptember – an awareness campaign for people living with cerebral palsy.
The adventurous TAFE student has sky dived twice, and is looking to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the future, but is focused on getting her licence at the moment.
The Cootamundra woman does most of her walking around the Young TAFE campus, where she is studying business.
“I decided to do Stepember because I’m one of the lucky ones that can walk,” Tamara said.
She underwent an eight-hour surgical procedure nine months ago to help her walk, which usually takes one year to reach pre-surgery ability.
Physiotherapist Amy Green said it only took four months for Tamara to achieve this milestone.
“She chooses to walk around TAFE instead of using her wheelchair – it’s quite amazing that she can do that,” Ms Green said.
Tamara’s mother, Trish, thanked the Cerebral Palsy Alliance for all they’ve done.
“Tamara’s life is so much easier and busy now that she’s up and walking by herself – it’s been wonderful to see her zing for life return,” Trish said.
Tamara has been diagnosed with spastic diplegia – a form of cerebral palsy that mainly affects her legs.
Steptember challenges people to take 10,000 steps a day for 28 days.
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