Hannah Moncur is a 12 year old wheelchair athlete who is the queen of the basketball court to actress on a hit CBBC show all in one ! She has also earned a Young Scot Award nomination in the Unsung Hero category.
She has appeared in hospital drama Casualty, and is one of Scotland’s most promising child actors.
Hannah was only 4 months old when she was diagnosed with the rare condition of Transverse Myelitis however she has never let her disability get in the way of her sporting and acting dreams, which include going to the Paralympics as a wheelchair basketball player too. She wants to direct a TV drama one day. In 2014, she represented Scotland in the Lord’s Taverners National Junior Wheelchair Championships at under-15 level. Last year she also won the role of Chloe Reeves in CBBC’s The Dumping Ground, which is set in a children’s home.
In spite of multiple operations and hospital stays, she always tries to be positive and determined and has lots of goals and dreams. She has been to achieve so much due to the support from her parents. Hannah’s mum Trisha, 37, and dad Paul, 43, are both proud of their talented daughter.
Her parents were amazed and delighted when they heard she had been nominated for a Young Scot Award. Hannah has always inspired her parents but it’s lovely to think she is also inspiring others.