On March 27, Savannah Hunik was accompanied by the Senior Women’s National Team of Wheelchair Basketball Canada to receive her customized Quickie All Court sport wheelchair from Hooper Law President Robert Hooper and Mary Grosso.
Diagnosed with Marquio Syndrome - a rare metabolic disorder - at 8 years old, Savannah would discover the life-changing world of wheelchair basketball two years later.
“During that time, I believed my disability to be something that should be hidden,” says Savannah. “But now, thanks in large part to wheelchair basketball, I celebrate the way I am daily, and I am proud of the way I approach difficulties in my life, as these challenges have truly shaped me into the person I am today.”
Now, at the age of 16, she is a two-time National Champion with her team, the Calgary Rollers. She won the CWBL Women’s Nationals in 2017, and represented Team Alberta - taking home a gold medal - at the 2018 Junior National Championships.
“I am extremely grateful for my new Quickie basketball chair and I can’t wait to start training in it. With a chair designed to fit me, I will be able to increase my speed, agility, shooting, and overall gameplay. Thank you Hooper Law!”
Thank you Savannah, for your dedication to inspiring others to realize their dreams. The Calgary minis program is lucky to have you as a coach. We look forward to seeing you reach your goal of representing Team Canada in the World Championships and Paralympics.