Isabelle Weall wants to be a racing driver

Isabelle Weall wants to be a racing driver
An inspirational teenager who became a trampolining champion despite losing both her arms and legs to meningitis now has her sights set on becoming a racing driver.
Isabelle Weall, 14, has been approached by Team Brit, a motor racing team of disabled drivers, with an offer to teach her how to drive a racing car.
Her parents Oliver Weall and Catherine Lloyd, both 43, have set up a JustGiving page to raise £5,200 to buy a simulator so she can learn to drive at home in Derby before moving on to a car with specially adapted controls.
Isabelle Weall wants to be a racing driver
Isabelle’s latest venture comes just a month after she won the Young Achiever award at the Pride of Sport ceremony which recognises and celebrates the unsung heroes of grassroots sport.
Seven years ago Isabelle was rushed to hospital when she collapsed just hours after going to school as normal.
Her parents were warned she had just hours to live after she suffered a heart attack and multiple organ failure.
Isabelle Weall wants to be a racing driver
She battled back but surgeons were forced to amputate both arms and legs after she was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.
When she recovered from surgery she spent more than two months in hospital and a further eight months in a wheelchair before being fitted with prosthetic limbs in 2011.
Five years after learning to walk again Isabelle stunned medics and her family by winning the national Disability Category Two Novice Competition in December 2015.
The schoolgirl then won the Young Achiever award at a ceremony last month.
She has also been inspiring other teens suffering hardships by launching her own YouTube channel in which she does her own beauty tutorials.

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