After losing his leg some years ago, Noel Cacciatolo has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. In March 2017, he’ll be attempting a half marathon in aid of Inspire.
Noel may have lost a leg due to an unlucky draw of the straw, but thanks to undeterred determination, intense physiotherapy and a will to live that’s beyond belief, not only has he been able to walk again, but is now also taking part in what some would think to be impossible challenges.
Even after undergoing another operation just a few weeks ago, Noel recently took part in the Happy Day Walk in aid of Inspire, just after another month of rehabilitation.
“Completing a 5Km route is just the start,” he explains. “My next challenge is to complete the Malta Half Marathon in March 2017. It will take months of training, but I’m determined to do it and to raise funds for Inspire, because they’ve truly been there for me all the way. I train at the Inspire Fitness Centre, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the facilities, the staff and the knowledge that the foundation offers.”
The Inspire Foundation sponsors Noel’s Fitness Centre membership as it does with many other people with various disabilities.
You can support Noel by joining Team Noel when applying to walk or run the Malta Half Marathon. Whilst doing so, you can donate in aid of the cause, thus helping Noel raise funds. You can also support him by donating towards Team Noel here.
You can choose to donate whatever amount you can afford, but one thing is for sure; every cent you donate counts. All proceeds will go towards The Inspire Foundation, who will help more children, adults and families who are struggling with some kind of disability – people who, like Noel, find support and help from Inspire to achieve their full potential.
Today, Inspire helps over 1000 individuals with various disabilities ranging from Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and others. Thisis done through many services and disability programmes that are offered at a highly subsidised rate, or sometimes even free of charge.