Scottish amputee footballer Rebecca Sellar is the focus of the latest video in the Scottish FA’s ‘Football Saved My Life’ series, which highlights the positive and powerful impact that football can have on an individual.
Having been born without a right fibula, Sellar has been a single-leg amputee for almost all of her life, suffering severe back and hip pain as a result.
However, as her story documents, para-sport has been a key factor in Sellar becoming the person she is today.
“If I didn’t have football, I’d be a shell of myself.”— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) January 13, 2019
When Rebecca Sellar was a year old, her right leg was amputated.
Football isn’t just a part of her life – it has changed her life.
This is her story. pic.twitter.com/p6vUV541Ng
Indeed, the 26-year-old is a dual-Scotland international, having represented her country at both tennis and para-football, as well as being a keen climber.
Currently the lone female on the Scotland amputee football team, the Partick Thistle player was also recognised at the annual Scottish Women in Sport Awards back in November with the SWiS Inspiration in Sport accolade.
The video is the second in the Scottish FA series, with the first having charted the story of Paul McNeill back in September 2018. Further episodes will be released in due course, each focusing on the influence of football on a particular individual.