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Undoing stigmas, with twelve awesome pairs of legs

November 30, 2010

Poor Aimee Mullins! Born without the fibulae in both of her legs and having the legs amputated below the knee before she was one, the conventional wisdom would have her destined to a miserable future. But that’s not what happened. So let’s start again.

Poor Awesome Aimee Mullins! A world-record breaking sprinter, model, actress and an activist (not to mention an intelligence analyst at Pentagon at age 17), she makes it possible to believe superheroes might exist in the real world and not just in comic books. If it weren’t too late, I’d like to be like her when I grow up.

Here is a TED talk she gave in 2009:

  1. Lorna Malja permalink
    November 30, 2010 10:16 PM

    This is so inspirational! This woman is amazing and i love the fact that she didn’t feel any pity for herself. She is so determined and full of courage, its very inspiring. Her TED speech was excellent, she is not disabled at all, she is an incredible woman who never gave it! I love the fact that she can joke about her disability and accept that it happened to her but it is not the end of the world. Her drive is so moving that it just makes you think that we can all do anything in this world, nothing is impossible.

  2. Will Butler permalink
    December 1, 2010 5:45 PM

    Not to sound redundant, but I completely agree. It was amazing to hear this woman speak. She truly is an inspiration and thoroughly enjoyed what she had to say. It definitely makes me reevaluate my own obstacles and problems. Thank you so much for posting this. It definitely made my day.

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