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Australian with Birth Injury Competes in Olympic and Paralympic Rio Games

Australian with Birth Injury Competes in Olympic and Paralympic Rio Games

Suffering a brachial plexus injury and Erb’s palsy at birth, Melissa Tapper has only 30% use of her right arm—which appears only to make the Australian table tennis champ stronger. She made history as the first Australian athlete to participate in both the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janiero. “I don’t see myself … like a role model-type sort of thing,” she said. “But if I am able to influence people and inspire people to push themselves to achieve more than what they thought they could then that’s just a bonus.” Though modest, the 26-year old has indeed overcome enormous challenges to compete on the world’s biggest stage—twice.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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