Faculty of Mathematics alum Lisa Bentley (BMath’ 92) has penned a special editorial for Waterloo Magazine, in which she describes being a high-calibre triathlete with cystic fibrosis (CF).
Bentley says that while CF made her training and competing difficult, it also provided a kind of motivation.
“There is no doubt that I have been blessed with two gifts,” she said. “The gift of sport and CF. If I can make cystic fibrosis my superpower, then what superpower is lurking in you? I have no doubt that finding your inner power will bring you connection to self, others and a new purpose. When you find that connection, you will win in life.”
Bentley, a former professional athlete who is now retired from active competition, also taught math and computer science in secondary schools for several years.
She subsequently went on to a career in motivational speaking and sports commentator, as well as continuing to work in sport as a developer and builder in triathlon in Canada.
Read the full article in Waterloo Magazine.