Tegan Vincent-Cooke is an 18 year old Bristolian with a passion for life – especially horses and digital media!
She was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy at birth, meaning that her limbs have a variety of range and tones. One day she might just have stiffness in her legs, the next day she can't get out of bed, but it’s never stopped her from pursuing her passions and interests.
In 2016 she started a YouTube channel, creating inspiring, motivational videos and animations about her experiences of living with a disability, which went viral.
As a result she’s created her own business as an inspirational and educational speaker, delivering lectures and workshops to junior doctors, women's groups and schools to increase knowledge and awareness of people considered to be ‘different’.
Tegan is also a talented horse rider, and has been riding for 14 years. Some of her proudest achievements include winning the National RDA Dressage Championship four times and being selected to be on the British Dressage Team.
The Paralympics better watch out - it’s next on her list!