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FORWARD Series // Krista

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When Recreational Sports' Assistant Director for Fitness Programs, Krista Gwilliam, was a toddler, her parents discovered she was suffering from undiagnosed congenital hip dysplasia. Her doctors told them that she would be in a wheelchair for most of her life, and most likely wouldn't be able to walk, play sports, or be active. This is Krista's story about how the lifelong challenges she's faced has shaped her passion for life and fitness, and why it's important to share stories of personal struggle with each other.

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Want to share your story? Give a shout to Tammy Tripp at ttripp [at] vt [dot] edu

Produced by Virginia Tech Student Affairs Communications
🎥: Andrew Huang '19, Christina Franusich

FORWARD is a series from Student Affairs featuring Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have faced, overcome, or learned from life's obstacles and setbacks. FORWARD aims to normalize the conversation about hardships we endure and to encourage resilience.

Student Affairs Communications welcomes your stories of resiliency to be featured as part of the FORWARD Campaign.