Paralympic gold medallist is set to give a talk in Oxford today. 

Kadeen Cox OBE is best known for being a parasport athlete, competing in T38 para-athletics sprint events and C4 para-cycling. She's also a TV presenter. 

Today, she's expected to come to our city for the first ever MS Brain Health Awards. 

The international awards aim to showcase work towards better research, care and understanding of multiple sclerosis (MS). 

MS is a lifelong condition that affects the brain and nerves.

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Kadeena Cox began her sprinting career at the age of 15 with Olympic dreams but she had a stroke at age 23 and was then diagnosed with MS.

Kadeena then won two gold medals at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

Kadeena said: “This is all about showing that "we rule MS, MS doesn’t rule us”."

Kadeena will be in conversation with expert Prof Giovannoni in the event organised by Oxford Health Policy Forum.

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This story was written by Shosha Adie

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