Neurological condition doesn’t stop Meg going wild

ADVENTURE: West Melton resident Meg Watson (left) taking on the outdoors as part of a eight-day Outward Bound course.

West Melton woman Meg Watson has proved that having a neurological condition is no barrier to achieving things she never dreamed possible.

Ms Watson, 21, attended Horizons, an eight-day Outward Bound course adapted for people with a range of intellectual disabilities.

Her group of students was challenged to test their boundaries through activities in the outdoors, including sailing, high ropes and climbing rock faces blindfolded.

With a neurological condition that affects her focus and balance, accompanied by mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, Ms Watson said going to Outward Bound really showed her she was capable of anything.

“While it was challenging being away from family, I had time to think and I learned a lot about myself. I realised anything is possible. There were some really challenging activities, like climbing the rock face but I did it and loved it. We really are capable of doing things we don’t think are possible,” she said.

Being around people 24/7 was also a highlight.

“Being with people meant there was always someone to talk to. I loved having people around me,” she said.