This is a copy of a news article in The Press about Kelly Cartwright’s world record achievements at the 2012 London Paralympics Game.
At age 15, Kelly Cartwright was a sporty teenager who aspired to become a professional netballer, when suddenly she was forced to have her right leg amputated above knee when she was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer.
Inspired by the Paralympic movement, Kelly attended APC where David Howells, Senior Prosthetist, created her first socket and running leg that enabled her to start track and field. A natural athlete, Kelly has since become a world champion Paralympic athlete. Kelly represented Australia in 2008 at the Beijing Paralympics in the women’s 100m event and in 2012 competed at the London Paralympics where she set a world record in the 100m and long jump event.
“When you start working with clients like Kelly from the beginning of their journey, it’s very special. It’s one thing to see them achieve their Paralympic goals with the prosthesis you make for them, but it’s also a huge impact to see how much they have grown as a person.” – David Howells