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Kadeena Cox speaks out about people questioning her disability

October 11, 2022 | Southmedia

Britain’s Paralympic gold medallist Kadeena Cox was diagnosed with MS in 2014.

Britain’s Paralympic gold medallist Kadeena Cox, who has MS, says living with hidden disabilities can feel like “fighting a losing battle” because of negative reactions from people.

She says people have accused her of “faking” her disability and questioned why she is using blue badge parking.

Cox was speaking after new research by Bupa, Paralympics GB’s new official healthcare partner, and disability equality charity Scope, into the experiences of people with disabilities, impairments and conditions. The research shows 83% of people with less visible conditions experience a lack of understanding and negative attitudes when accessing public spaces.

You can read the full article about Kadeena’s experiences and the results of the research here.

There is also an interesting interview on the BBC website with Lina Nielsen, GB 400m hurdler, who has recently spoken out about living with MS. You can view the interview here.



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