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'I Woke Up One Day And I Couldn't Walk'

Friday 25 August 2017


From Daily Mail Australia:


Rebecca Veksler
Rebecca Veksler, 23, has launched her own sustainable
coffee cup company after chronic fatigue syndrome
turned her life upside down

'I woke up one day and I couldn't walk': How chronic fatigue syndrome turned one personal trainer's life upside down...and then inspired her to launch a sustainable coffee cup business

  • Rebecca Veksler was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome when she was 14
  • At 21, her symptoms took a severe turn and ended her career in the fitness world
  • Rebecca, 23, was then inspired to launch SoL cups to cut plastic consumption
  • The reusable cups are made with handblown glass and BPA-free silicone
  • Rebecca hopes the lightweight glasses will eventually replace takeaway cups

By Anneta Konstantinides for Daily Mail Australia
27 July 2017
© Associated Newspapers Ltd

Rebecca Veksler has had chronic fatigue syndrome since she was 14 years old, but seven years later her pain took a drastic turn.

She was a personal trainer and running a small gym, but then one day Rebecca woke up and she couldn't even walk.

Suddenly the 21-year-old's life was turned upside down, but it was a change that would eventually lead her to launching her own sustainable coffee cup company.

Rebecca, now 23, was training clients, running her gym, and trying to launch another company that ran mental health workshops when the pain hit.

'I was burning myself out,' she told Daily Mail Australia. 'I was overworking, overtraining, overexerting. My chronic fatigue was getting worse and worse.'


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