Our newest Ambassador is also our youngest. Abbie Breakwell, born 2003 has worn ankle foot orthotics since the age of 1 years old, due to the neurological condition Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT). However in 2016 Abbie was diagnosed with a second neurological condition Syringomelia that had caused Myelomalacia in the spinal cord and a spinal syrinx, she is a wheelchair user, but can walk very short distances.
The total number of applications considered this year was 131 with a potential spend of £86,000 allocated for the benefit of disabled tennis players. This is a 26% increase in the number of applications received.