Here's an uplifting story to start your weekend: SAP employee

Felicia Shafiq just found out that she'll be part of the Canadian

Paralympics Volleyball team taking place in Rio this summer

concurrently with the Olympics.

As we previously reported, Shafiq is a senior support engineer

who lost both of her legs a few years ago due to illness and now

walks with prosthetics.

Her therapist

suggested she try out for the para-sitting team and things took

off for her from there.

In addition, through SAP's volunteer program, Shafiq also spends

her time teaching kids with disabilities to play sitting


"I have a diamond tufted

headboard in the works," she once told us.


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