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Editor's Viewpoint: Chasing a dream

Published 06/07/2012

Most parents will make great sacrifices to give their children the opportunity to chase their dreams.

But few will have worked harder than Leonard Bejenaru, a Romanian living in east Belfast, who has held down two jobs for 10 years to fund his daughter’s tennis career.

Some parents are regarded as too pushy, but Leonard just wants to give daughter Karola (15) a fighting chance.

Unlike many other countries, Northern Ireland has no tennis centre of excellence and little support for blossoming talent. It would be easy to accept defeat, but Leonard and Karola are winners and it would be unwise to bet against her fulfilling her dream of playing at Wimbledon.

Belfast Telegraph

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