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Aspiring young paralympian met Prince Harry at Invictus Games

 Published on: 18th May 2016   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

A young amputee from Bushey, who lost his leg when he was 10 months old, met his Paralympic heroes and Prince Harry, at the Invictus Games last month. Rio Woolf, seven, is an aspiring paralympian himself and he went to the Invictus Games opening ceremony in Florida. Rio said: “It was amazing to meet Prince Harry again! I wasn’t nervous because I’ve met him before but I was very excited! He was really nice and asked me about my special leg – I loved having a hug with him.” Rio’s Mum Juliette told My Bushey News that Rio was in his element meeting his Invictus Games heroes. She said: “Rio has been so incredibly inspired by the courage and tenacity of the wounded warriors and with his passion for para-sport, he is in his element here at the Games watching the track and field, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and swimming events. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for Rio to meet other differently-abled athletes and to be encouraged by seeing all these amazing amputees achieving their goals and it empowers him to pursue his own Paralympic dreams. “It was absolutely amazing for us to see Rio reunited with Prince Harry – a lifetime highlight and the most precious memory which we will treasure forever. We are so proud of our special boy – we feel he’s a fantastic ambassador for junior para-sport.” To support Rio, please visit: justgiving.com/run-Rio-run and to follow him: run-Rio-run.co.uk; facebook.com/RioWoolf; twitter.com/@BladeBoyRio; instagram.com/@bladeboyrio

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