Gigi McIntosh Made Her Paralympic Dream Come True

This is the inspiring story of Gigi McIntosh. Formerly an eventer, Gigi suffered a fall at Morven Park in 1999 that left her partially paralyzed from the chest down. Nothing could slow down Gigi’s determination, and 17 years after her accident, she overcame all obstacles to achieve her dream of representing the United States in para dressage.

EN first shared Gigi’s story in 2014 when she started her quest for Olympic qualification. We have been thrilled to follow her ride to Rio, and now beyond! Get inspired this Tuesday with the story of Gigi McIntosh as part of Modern Hero’s #My180Life project. Learn more about Modern Hero, a digital series celebrating “incredible women who are defying the odds, shattering glass ceilings, and making a difference in their careers and in the world,” here. Salut!