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Bebe Vio

Paralympic fencing champion

Bebe Vio was born in Venice the 4th march 1997. Since ever her passions are school, fencing and scout. In 2009 her life change following an illness called meningitis that caused her to lose her arms and legs. Bebe thanks to her willpower and an amazing team called family has been born again. She has returned to practicing her beloved sport, but in wheelchair fencing. Bebe is the only athlete in the world to fence without her arm. Bebe today is a Paralympic fencing world champion! She won a gold medal in individual foil at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and bronze in team foil. She has published two books with eloquent titles: "They gave me a dream", in 2015, and "If it seems impossible then it can be done", in 2017, both of them best sellers. Bebe now lives in Rome and studies communication at John Cabot American University. Her parents founded art4sport, a no profit Association that follows and helps 38 children and young amputees to take back their lives through sport. art4sport studies, finances and realizes prostheses and sports aids for the practice of sports. Bebe is the testimonial and the first supporter ever and in few years she became one of the most known Paralympic athletes in Italy and worldwide.

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