I was born with two birth defects. My foot was amputated when I was ten months old because I was missing my fibular bone, the birth defect is called fibular hemomilia. I was fitted for my first prosthesis (made by Scott Saunders) when I was one year old (which sits on my dresser to this day). I was also born with only two fingers on my left hand, not quite sure what this defect is called, but I call it “fingerless.” I have never let these disabilities set me back! I started playing soccer when I was five and continued to play until the age of fifteen. My leg did fly off once during a game, probably was a hilarious sight for those who were watching. Soccer was my passion.
Over the years I have snow skied, ice-skated and water skied. There aren’t many things I can say that I can’t do because I try to do everything just like any other person, maybe just in a different way. I love to mess with people that stare or ask me what happened to my leg. Some of the stories I tell them are that I was attacked by a shark or that my mom is crazy and got mad at me one day and cut my foot off. At the end of the day I’m comfortable in my own “foot!’