Megan Giglia

Megan Giglia MBE

Sharing her knowledge gained, captivating, educating and motivating others around her to be the best version of themselves
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Megan Giglia

Just three years after suffering an acute brain haemorrhage/stroke, Megan Giglia capped her instant and impressive arrival on the world para-cycling scene by earning selection to the Great Britain team for the Rio Paralympics where she won a gold medal in the individual pursuit.

Kentish born Megan Giglia MBE suffered an Acute Brain Haemorrhage (Stroke) in January 2013 after walking into A&E with severe headaches, a blood shot eye and stiff neck at the age of 27 years. Following surgery Megan had physical and neurological complications to overcome including Right side hemiplegia, drop foot, epilepsy, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), dysphasia (speech impairment), memory loss and various other neurological issues and mental health issues surrounding depression and the OCD stemmed from childhood trauma which has only given her extra strength to overcome.

After self-discharging from hospital against medical advice, Megan took up cycling to increase speed of recovery, improving mobility and gaining emotional strength and self confidence. Using shoelaces, Megan tied her hand and foot to the bike manipulating and replicating the movements, only being able to stay upright on bike for a couple of seconds at a time to begin with, which gradually increased over time.

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Megan is now continuing with her cycling journey with her sights clearly set on Tokyo 2020, whilst also putting her life lessons into practise and sharing her knowledge gained, captivating, educating and motivating others around her to be the best version of themselves.

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Megan was an absolute pleasure, we heard many positive comments from those who attended to say how inspiring Megan’s story is, and it certainly was. We can all take lessons from Megan on how to take the hand dealt to us in life and make the best of it. Please do pass on our thanks to Megan we are very grateful for her time and I hope she enjoyed the afternoon and speaking to some of the charities we have supported.
We send our best wishes to Megan and hope her new journey into parenthood continues to be rewarding one.

Lisa Friel - Garfield weston

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