Erin Kennedy's Disability And Illness
Amid chemotherapy treatment, Kennedy coxed the British PR3 mixed coxed four teams to victory by a massive 19.33 seconds. The Paralympic champion amassed the win on Sunday at the Munich 2022 European Rowing Championship on the 14th of August.
Earlier in May, Kennedy received a breast cancer diagnosis. However, the British para-rowing cox, who turned 30 recently, did not let the illness stop her.
While in an interview with Olympics.com, Kennedy stated- "Firstly, I would caveat that my oncologist is just totally on board with this, so don't worry. I'm not the sort of running away from her and hiding it from her."
She claimed to have always been resilient; however, this moment tested her the most. According to her, cancer won't define her career, and what matters the most is her performance on the water.
Kennedy falls into the 4% of British women under 39 diagnosed with breast cancer. Although the diagnosis was unexpected, Kennedy made a point of being composed.
Erin, a Tokyo 2020 Paralympic champion, two-time global champion, and European champion, was still digesting the shocking news when she started to worry about continuing to play the sport she loves.