Claire was a strong rower until complications with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a genetic disorder, took her away from the water and her boat. She was bed bedridden, unable to go outside or to row. She was heartbroken.
Almost giving-up, until she was introduced to Intravenous feeding (TPN) which meant "I have a piece of tubing tunnelled into my chest that runs through the vein and straight into my heart.” With the help of TPN, Claire was able to regain just enough health to get back to rowing.
Besides chasing history at Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Claire is also looking to set up up a para-rowing club to inspire others.
To help her achieve this ambitious goal, she asked for 3,000 Euros in funding to help her get a boat - a purple boat is her preference. Her supporters answered her wishes - 110 individuals united to give her 3500.00 euro in funding.
You can check out her campaign here.