Nicole Kullen

 

 

Age: 38

 

Summary: Australian Paralympic equestrian who contracted meningococcal meningitis in 1996 when she was 16 years old and went on to compete at the World Para-Dressage Championships in 2007 and the Beijing Paralympics in 2008 despite also having no hand or wrist function and limited arm movement, who had both her legs amputated and lost both her kidneys as a result of the disease but found a way to continue riding horses after being released from hospital.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from meningococcal disease

 

Born: April 15, 1980

 

Died: August 6, 2018

 

Location: Blue Mountains, Australia