Beatrice Vio

Sport: Fencing
4 March 1997

Beatrice ‘Bebe’ Vio had a passion for fencing from a young age. At the age of eleven, she contracted what she thought was the flu, but what turned out to be a severe case of meningitis and spent over 100 days in hospital. Necrosis then led to the amputation of her arms from the forearms and legs below the knee.