Jemma Barsby

Daughter of former Queensland Bulls opening bat and coach Trevor Barsby, Jemma Barsby is a hugely talented spinner who can bowl with both hands. 

At age 20 she is a star on the rise having made her Queensland debut at age 15 and previously touring with Australia's Shooting Stars squad. 

Outside of cricket Jemma is the Brisbane Heat's resident barista and is an inspiration to her teammates as she refuses to let a recent multiple sclerosis diagnosis derail her cricketing dreams. 

Follow Jemma on Twitter @JemmaBarsby. 

As some of you are aware, today I start my medication for MS. From today, for the rest of my life, I have to take a tablet a day to stop/prevent attacks. Laying by myself in a hospital bed for 6 hours has given me a lot of time to think, particularly about all those people who have it worse than me. People who have to lay in a hospital bed every day and can only look out the hospital window to see what sort of day it is. Although I have MS, I count myself very lucky that I can still do the things I love. Like many people who have a disease, I'll never let this stop me. I choose to live my life the way I want to, regardless of what life has dealt me. Today has really made me appreciate how lucky I actually am. Who knows what tomorrow holds for each of us - we just have to enjoy what we have each and every day ✌🏽️✌🏽

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