Whilst preparing for the Tokyo Paralympics, Louis Saunders talks us through his journey with wheelchair boccia, the sport he says has transformed his life.
Playing boccia has meant that Louis has now found an environment where his competitive spirit can thrive.
The sport has given him more independence and allowed him to travel all over from Russia, America, Hong Kong and Europe!
His travels have shown him how countries differ in terms of their accessible facilities and transport.
At home in England, the limitations to public transport mean that he can’t just jump on a train with his friends like other teenagers, but has to plan all his routes in advance.
In the future, Louis hopes that there will be more disability representation in schools, in media and in government, providing young wheelchair users like himself with representation and role models.