A schoolgirl who was crushed by snow and ice which fell from the roof at the family farm in Berwickshire has hopes of competing in the Paralympics. Samantha Kinghorn was 14 when she broke her back in the accident in December 2010 near Gordon in the Borders. She spent six months at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow before being told she would never walk again.
However, she said she decided life was "too short to mope" and is now an accomplished wheelchair racer. She said: "I accepted my condition immediately. While I was in the Southern General, my physiotherapist recognised that I was quite athletic so she took me to Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire which is the national centre for disability sports and I got to try out everything. I tried wheelchair racing and I knew instantly that is where my future lay and I train six nights a week."
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