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Teen Jodie Gourley determined to use her experiences to help young people overcome adversity, all thanks to Monkstown Boxing Club

There’s really not much I wouldn’t tackle. I never let the fact that I’m disabled stop me’

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Trailblazer: Jodie Gourley, with support from Monkstown Boxing Club, has set her sights on studying community youth work at university. Credit: Simple Tapestry

Trailblazer: Jodie Gourley, with support from Monkstown Boxing Club, has set her sights on studying community youth work at university. Credit: Simple Tapestry

Simple Tapestry

Trailblazer: Jodie Gourley, with support from Monkstown Boxing Club, has set her sights on studying community youth work at university. Credit: Simple Tapestry

Trailblazer: Jodie Gourley, with support from Monkstown Boxing Club, has set her sights on studying community youth work at university. Credit: Simple Tapestry

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Trailblazer: Jodie Gourley, with support from Monkstown Boxing Club, has set her sights on studying community youth work at university. Credit: Simple Tapestry

A few years ago, 18-year-old Jodie Gourley, from Monkstown, Co Antrim, felt that her life was going nowhere and there was little on the horizon to look forward to.

But even though she was born with debilitating, life-long quadriplegic cerebral palsy, she has bravely taken life by the horns and is working hard to make her dreams come true.


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