From Great Big Story.
Natasha Coates has a rare condition called mast cell activation syndrome. Anything from sweating to laughing can set off a life-threatening allergic reaction, and she is hospitalized at least every two weeks. Coates hasn’t let her condition hold her back. An accomplished athlete, the elite disability gymnast has won 22 British titles and 38 British medals. Her condition makes training and competing challenging. But that only makes the victories that much sweeter.
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