After an illness left her restricted to a wheelchair, Sue Austin didn’t let that stop her from  experiencing the fun of scuba diving, she even developed an entirely new sport: Wheelchair Diving! 

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What helps her explore the underwater are the plastic fins that are attached to the footrests of her chair that she created herself with help from dive experts,– the design being part of her performance piece called “Creating the Spectacle” featuring her live artistic exhibition under the sea!

 

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According to her, she “recognises the power of starting at the ‘personal’ and then finding archetypal, numinous images that ‘communicate’ through connecting with universal human experiences.”

 

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Swimming with a school of fish surely is one of my dreams! 

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Despite her condition, it didn’t stop her from experiencing one of life’s most enjoyable moment —exploring Mother Nature, specifically under the ocean!

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Truly a great and inspiring person that will remind us to never let anything get the best of us, because despite any condition, we can still enjoy everyday and live life to the fullest.. :) 

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