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HOW NOT IF

Although I was offered to be fitted for a prosthetic several times as I grew up, I refused every time

I was born without my left forearm. Growing up, my parents and sisters supported me every step of the way. They shaped my attitude toward my limb difference, showing me that I am stronger than any obstacle that comes my way. My parents played a big part of this, never asking IF I could accomplish a new task, but HOW I would overcome it. Although I was offered to be fitted for a prosthetic several times as I grew up, I refused every time. Fast forward to High School. Through these four years I really found my confidence; I played Volleyball, Basketball, and both the Trumpet and Baritone in band. My senior year, I was crowned one of the 2013-2014 Waverly Ambassadors. Two years later, I was crowned yet again, as one of the 2015-2016 Wright County Fairest of the Fair Ambassadors. Finally, my biggest accomplishment, I was accepted into the Nursing Program at my college. With one semester down and two and a half years still ahead of me, I am more determined than ever to overcome every obstacle. I hope to inspire others who have limb differences to have confidence in themselves and their own abilities. Everything is possible if you have a good support system!

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Full-time college student | CNA |Wright County Fairest of the Fair| Nursing.

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