Young woman whose leg was amputated will tour France on horseback to raise awareness and bring hope

The contact during visits helps achieve different objectives
Credit : Handidream

Wednesday 06 February - 11h14 | Ian Clayton and edited press release

Young woman whose leg was amputated will tour France on horseback to raise awareness and bring hope

As a teenager, Aurélie Brihmat had her leg amputated after a traffic accident, and in the aftermath the now 33-year-old Frenchwoman has had to undergo 15 operations. In 2019, she will draw on those experiences as she undertakes a Tour de France on horseback to visit rehabilitation centres in the country.

 - Young woman whose leg was amputated will tour France on horseback to raise awareness and bring hope

Some of the goals of the young woman’s voyage – whose slogan is #nolimits and which is organized as part of the Handidream association – include exchanging with people on the ground, raising awareness around disability and activity, sharing experiences, collecting donations, and providing companionship and hope to those who have suffered similar traumas.

The campaign aims to “highlight ordinary men and women with disabilities, all driven by the same desire to live their lives and their autonomy passionately.” Some of the specific topics envisioned to be covered at the centres and en route include adaptation to equestrian equipment, sports recovery and accommodations adaptation...

Another of the rider's passions is dancing, which she returned to as soon as possible with her prothesis after the car accident. To see her in action, click here. 

Aurélie Brihmat’s tour of France can be followed on Facebook here. And for more information on the project, see the web site (in French). Photo below from Handidream.

 - Young woman whose leg was amputated will tour France on horseback to raise awareness and bring hope


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