Rio 2016: Paralympic rowers Kathryn Ross and Gavin Bellis determined to win
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'It doesn't mean your life is over'
Mr Bellis is living with a rare degenerative disease called Spinocerobellar Ataxia. It is a hereditary disease which blocks communication between the brain and the spinal chord, causing a loss of physical control.
Invariably it leads to life in a wheelchair; there is no cure and more often than not it is fatal.
The symptoms first appeared 12 years ago while he was serving in the army.