Elena Delle Donne - Classroom Resource - Inspirational Sporting Wo
Elena Delle Donne
Elena Delle Donne was a superb basketball player from an early age. At home, she was a loving, compassionate and devoted sister to Elizabeth.
Elizabeth is intelligent, but lives with cerebral palsy and autism, and is blind, deaf and unable to speak. Elena and Elizabeth developed unique methods of communication.
This resource explores how Elena navigated the conflicting roles of basketball star and loving sister. It also covers: the bullying she endured at school; the impact of Lyme Disease, which leaves victims vulnerable for life; how this vulnerability affected her during the COVID-19 pandemic; and her work to help others who are disadvantaged through impairments.