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NATALIE Kelly is liv­ing proof that any­thing is pos­si­ble in life - even get­ting praised by Marty Mor­ris­sey on RTE!

TOP TV and ra­dio per­son­al­ity Marty was left stunned and in awe in many ways af­ter lis­ten­ing to Natalie’s story on Mon­day morn­ing.

She was in­vited up to Mon­trose to tell her story - much to Marty’s de­light.

He said the hum­ble Monaster­boice woman had a ‘re­mark­able jour­ney’ and felt she was an in­spi­ra­tion to many oth­ers.

Natalie’s story fea­tured in the Drogheda In­de­pen­dent two weeks ago and de­tailed how she over­came a child­hood ill­ness - that al­most pre­vented her from even walk­ing - to join­ing Team Car­rie and run­ning a marathon!

She re­vealed she was ad­vised two days be­fore the race not to run - but went ahead and com­pleted it. ‘I was go­ing to do it if I had to crawl on my hands and knees,’ she told Marty.

She went through the pain bar­rier to raise funds for a wheel­chair-bound Drogheda boy through her cam­paign ‘Wheels for John’ - which raised al­most €7,000 to get him a new chair.

She praised the great work of David Car­rie and the whole team at Team Car­rie that helps peo­ple run marathons.

Natalie told Marty that you should ‘never let any­one tell you you can’t do some­thing’ - de­spite the fact that she lives in pain each day due to her health prob­lems.

I think Natalie is a prime con­tender for a ‘Peo­ple of the Year Award’.

Pic­tured is Natalie and her dad Des with Marty.

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