GET TO KNOW NATASHA
Natasha is a 26 year old British Disability Gymnast who trains at Robin Hood Gymnastics Club in Sherwood, Nottingham.
Natasha Coates has a rare condition called Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Anything from sweating to laughing can set off a life-threatening allergic reaction, and she is hospitalised on average every two weeks.
She hasn’t let her condition hold her back. An accomplished athlete, the elite disability gymnast has won 22 British titles and 38 British medals. Her condition makes training and competing challenging however that only makes the victories that much sweeter.
Since she developed the condition, aged 18, she has had over 250 life threatening episodes requiring hospitalisation, intensive care treatment and medication just to keep her alive.
Her story is unlike anyone else's and she has a phenomenal outlook on life.