At the request of the Medical and Pedagogical Center for Adolescents of the FSEF in Neufmoutiers-en-Brie, Handiamo! organized in the presence of Sandrine MARTINET, Paralympic champion of disabled in Rio, a conference on the theme « Disability and Performance ».
The goal set by the CMPA leaders was both to demonstrate that performance and disability were completely compatible, and at the same time to establish a constructive exchange between a handicap champion and the CMPA patient-pupils, themselves affected by a handicap , Whether motor or psychic.
After discovering the various works carried out by CMPA patient-students to her attention, Sandrine MARTINET participated in the « Disability and Performance » conference, describing her journey, the obstacles it encountered, but also the solutions it has put in place to achieve such a level of athletic performance, while flourishing in his private and professional life. A beautiful message of hope for these patient-students with disabilities.
At the end of the conference, patient-students and collaborators of the CMPA were able to ask their questions without any taboo to Sandrine MARTINET.
As a result of these exchanges, patient-students and collaborators of the CMPA were able to attend a judo handisport initiation led by Sandrine MARTINET, to which two CPAM volunteers participated by being visually impaired.
The event ended with a personalized photo and dedication session.
Testimony of the patient-students and collaborators of the CMPA on the experience they experienced through the conference and the event organized:
Alexandre THIEBAULT (Director of the CMPA of Neufmoutiers-en-Brie): « And again a big thank you to Handiamo! for this beautiful day. «
Alexis (patient-student of the CMPA): « Meeting Sandrine MARTINET greatly helped me. Now I see my handicap with more distance. It has given me hope and I am convinced that I can get away with it just as it has done so well. «