Friday, October 14, 2011

Aimee Mullins: The Opportunity of Adversity

Aimee Mullins was born in 1975 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. At the age of 1 she was diagnosed with fibular hemimelia, meaning that she was born without the fibula bone as a result, had both of her legs amputated below the knee. But the girl never gave up. Aimee Mullins became one of the college's best runners and ran against able bodied runners. She also participated in the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta. The girl acted in a couple of movies, done modeling and even worked at the Pentagon. She has 12 prosthetic legs for any occasion.

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