Fearless Paralympian Menna Fitzpatrick has been skiing since she was five-years old, guided by her dad, despite having just 5% overall vision. Go back to where it all began in this short film made by Redrow.
- YOB // 1998
- Discipline // Para Alpine
- Hometown // Macclesfield, ENG
Menna Fitzpatrick was born visually impaired; she has no vision in her left eye and limited sight in her right – less than 5% overall vision. Determined that she would not be disadvantaged her parents taught her to ski when she was 5 years old on holidays in France.
After being spotted at the Chill Factore in Manchester, she was invited to train with the British Parasnowsports Team with her Dad as her guide. They began racing in the IPCAS races in Landgraaf, which they placed 4th in their first race. This was the start of her journey to the Paralympics.
At the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Games, Menna and guide, Jen Kehoe became Britain’s Most-Decorated Winter Paralympians winning one gold, two silver and one bronze medal.