A mother from Kent who was left disabled when a minor operation went wrong is hoping to become the first person to trek across the Sahara in a wheelchair.

Lu Pearce was told she would never walk again just two years ago, after she woke up from surgery on her wrist to find her left leg and hand were paralysed. Doctors still don't know what happened.

But now she's in training to trek over 60 miles across the Sahara in a wheelchair. She's hoping to raise £50,000 for the charity she set up, Freedom for Wheels.

You can watch Lu Pearce's specially-adapted wheelchair in action in a full report by Abigail Bracken below. Interviewees are Lu Pearce and her personal trainer, Alex Watson.