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The wheelchair warrior

Cyprus Sunday Mail on the 22/12/2002

IF YOU phone Christo Neophytou, don’t be put off by the fact he sounds like a full blown drunk – he is in fact as sober as the proverbial judge.

Chris’s slurred speech is a symptom of Fredericks Ataxia, a disease that attacks the central nervous system, wasting away the nerves and muscles.

But despite being confined to a wheelchair for the past 12 years, Chris never sank into a well of despondency and self-pity.

Now aged 40, he has turned his disability to good use, creating the first holiday complex specially designed for those in wheelchairs and their carers…………………………………………………