Sports award post meningitis for Isabelle

27th November 2017

Quadruple amputee Isabelle received the Mirror's Young Achiever Award, celebrating the sporting world's unsung heroes

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Speaking with ITV news and the Mirror's Pride of Sport Awards, Isabelle recalled her story of how she collapsed with multiple organ failure, suffering a heart attack and having to undergo a quadruple amputation after contracting meningitis.

Just seven years on, Isabelle Weall has been presented with the Young Achiever Award at the Mirror's Pride of Sport Awards.

The 14-year-old is one of the country's most talented trampolinists, but her skills extend far beyond just sport. Isabelle runs a YouTube channel, where as well as showcasing her trampolining, she also gives makeup tutorials, carries out challenges and makes factual videos, all in a bid to "show others how I continue to live my life to the fullest", the teenager explained on the site.

Her mother, Cathy Lloyd, explained, "She's showing people that whatever happens in your life, you can do whatever you want. I think that's a really good outlook to have on life, and show everybody."

"I'm very proud mum - to think how far she's come from a few years ago, to think what she's achieving."

Isabelle hopes to inspire others to overcome adversity and achieve what they want.

"You should always give something you want to do a go. You can't just sit down and think "what if I can, what if I can't" - you have to try it out."