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March 06, 2011

Aimee Mullins: The Opportunity Of Adversity

Aimee Mullins: The Opportunity Of Adversity

The Blaze

Double amputee Aimee Mullins brings her indomitable spirit to every person she meets. Born without fibulae, Amy’s legs were amputated when she was just a year old. She did not just overcome what could be called adversity, she has excelled in virtually every part of her life.

She was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model best known for her collegiate-level athletic accomplishments, despite a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her legs.

Mullins was born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) and, as a result, had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was a year old. She is a graduate of Parkland High School in Allentown and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

While attending Georgetown University, she competed against able-bodied athletes in NCAA Division I track and field events. She competed in the Paralympics in 1996 in Atlanta, in which she ran the 100-meter dash in 17.01 seconds and jumped 3.14 meters in the long-jump

If you have 20 minutes to watch her story, you will not be sorry. This was an amazing speech.

Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity


This video below is Aimee and how her prosthetic legs have become a fashion accessory.


Wild Thing's comment........

She is a real inspiration. I love stories about theh human spirit, it truly is stronger then many think. So we celebrate that spirit within each of us and thank you Aimiee.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 6, 2011 04:47 AM


Interesting. A good speaker. I have read about Aimee Mullins in several publications but have never heard her speak. She is certainly a source of motivation.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at March 6, 2011 11:28 AM

Tom, thank you for sharing that, I never had heard of her before. She is an inspiration to everyone.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 6, 2011 11:55 PM