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Guinean-Guyanese and Canadian: Wheelchair sprint racer Djami Diallo on her Paralympic dreams10 minute read

21 Feb: Guinean-Guyanese and Canadian: Wheelchair sprint racer Djami Diallo on her Paralympic Dreams

Djami was born in Liberia to a Guinean doctor, a Guyanese teacher, and a family of three sisters, including a twin. When she was around one years old, she was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy. Her parents, taking into account the outbreak of war in Liberia and the growing expensive healthcare needs of their youngest daughter, decided to make the move to France when Djami was just four years old. To this day, her…