Boccia is much more than a game to Natalie, it’s her passion. It has allowed her to make friends all over the world. Boccia has empowered Natalie to be her best and feel a sense of accomplishment. Boccia has allowed Natalie to live a life without limits.

In October, Natalie competed with her teammates at USA Boccia’s National Tournament in Kansas. At this prestigious meet, Natalie won Silver with her pairs partner Joey. It was at this tournament that Natalie was chosen to represent Team USA at the BISFed America Regional Championships in Brazil. Natalie and Sabrina, her sports assistant and UCP Seguin Recreation Specialist, will head to Såo Paulo in December. 

This is not Natalie’s first experience with international competition, however. In 2018, Natalie competed for Team USA at the BISFed Regional Open in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As Natalie says, “It was a great opportunity to be part of Team USA. I learned a totally different game there and got lots of experience. I am excited to represent Team USA and travel to Brazil.” 

Natalie joined UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago in 2015 and lives in Oak Park with her partner Bill and two other roommates.  When Natalie is not at the UCP Seguin Oak Park CHOICE program, she comes to the Carr Center twice a week where she is employed as an artist, creating ceramic pieces sold at Seguin Gardens & Gifts.

Together, you and UCP Seguin are providing life without limits for people with disabilities like Natalie.

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