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Neelu Memon

Neelu Memon

I am Neelusha (Neelu) Memon, 27 years old and I live in Christchurch. I've lived experience of disability since the age of 16 when I lost part of my sight to a brain injury.  However I have not let that put barriers on my life.

I recently finished my masters thesis is human ser in disability policy at the University of Canterbury, and I'm passionate about the acknowledgement that people who live with impairments are given in political processes.

I'm also very keen on sports and practices, running, cycling and a range of winter sports. I competed at the World Paracycling Champs in France with my tandem rider Annaliisa Farrel, climbed Mount Aspiring with the support of Gavin Lang, and this year completed the Coast to Coast with 4 supporters, earning the title of the first legally blind person to complete the Coast to Coast. With the support, anything is achievable!