By the end of our two-hour dinner at the all-you-can-eat Sushi restaurant, Makrina Morozowski, 26, surpassed all expectations of “athlete.” But, “rock star,” or as her licence plate says, ROXSTR, would also be an accurate description. From repelling, twice, down the side of a Calgary high rise as an ambassador for Easter Seals, to her notable sense of humour, to her commitment to eating three more pieces of sushi on a full stomach, just to save her new friend from having to pay an extra four dollars, Morozowski has every trait of a true champion.
“If there’s a piece of inspiration, I hope you use it,” says Morozowski.
The first official activity Morozowski tried was skiing when she was three. Her father, Doug, taught her – even before she received the diagnosis. After many visits to doctors searching for answers as to why her physical development was delayed and why she ran with a gait, a neurologist held up her four-year-old body and told her parents their daughter has cerebral palsy. Continue reading “ROXSTR”