Becca Meyers, a 26-year-old deaf-blind swimmer and Paralympic gold medalist, was looking forward to competing in the upcoming games in Tokyo. Instead, she’s not going at all.

After she was told she couldn’t bring her mother and personal care assistant Maria Meyers to help her navigate Tokyo and the Olympic facilities, Meyers informed Team USA that she was quitting the team. She made this decision in part to effect change, she tells The Washington Post.

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