Ellie Killick

Ellie Killick in her motorised wheelchair at Wembley Stadium

Ellie Killick is 20 years old, a Crystal Palace fan and a CPFCDSA member. Ellie has Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2 and is regularly seen at CPFC games using her motorised wheelchair to get around.

She is currently studying Multimedia Sports Journalism at UCFB Wembley with the aspiration of becoming a sports journalist.

Ellie writes about her own experiences along with articles on F1, Football and Theatre and has had her articles published on major websites too.

Website: www.elliekillick.com

More about Ellie

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 2, is a disease which robs people of their physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord and weakening their muscles. In the spinal cord there is a gene that produces a type of protein and that protein is needed for the healthy development of motor neurons but Ellie is missing this gene. This mean means she can't do certain things like swim on my own, walk, crawl, stand and eat. 

She doesn't let her condition hold her back from doing what she enjoys though which includes going to watch Crystal Palace, her favourite football team play, visiting her favourite places and spending time with family and friends.


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