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When I was 10 years old, I was told I'd never downhill ski again. Because I heard this from my doctors and people I looked up to, it became part of my mantra. As I started doing more and more with my leg, people would see me run, bike, ice skate, rock climb, play softball and tennis, and they would ask me if there was anything I couldn't do! And for 15 years I would always answer, "I can basically do everything, but I can't downhill ski." But then one day I woke up and said, "Wait. How do I know I can't ski? I've never even tried it!" So then I decided it was time to change my narrative.
That moment would not have been possible without the encouragement of @natharold, who was willing to help me figure out how to do it. Nat created a special cover that would go over my pin-lock system (so it wouldn't accidentally get pushed in and send my leg flying down the mountain without me). She also made a wedge that we stuck into the back of the boot to help me get up on my toe (since I don't have an ankle). Next was the hard part...getting my prosthetic in the damn boot! But we fought it in there.
We started off on a green learning with some other new skiers. After a half day of that, I was ready to go up higher. When we got off the lift, Nat asked me which run I wanted to go down. I pointed to the black diamond, and said "I'm ready." And...not surprisingly...I fell my way down the entire run. I was just so excited to finally be on skis, I wasn't going to let anything stop me! After that though, I realized I still had some learning to do.
Today was my 5th day on skis since I first learned last year. I'm feeling confident on the blues and pushing my prosthetic to keep up. The hardest part is building up the strength in my left leg to cut on the steep parts.
Never let someone else place limits on your abilities! They do not know what you are capable of! If you want to do something, you'll find a way. And you'll also find people in your life who are willing to help you.
#skiing #nolimits #snow #forreststump #amputee #mentor #findaway #pushyourself #timberline #athlete
A vida é muito curta pra nao pagar de modelo em algumas fotos 😂 seja vc msm a sua inspiraçao 👊
#ossur #modelo #amputee
Working on obedience with Tri!
Anyone that has seen her eat knows she is a hoover with food and she doesnt let you even set in down before shes already got her face in it. So this is quite a feat!
Now if we could just get her to stop whimpering when I get up in the morning thatd be great haha baby steps!
#training #obedience #girllovesfood #blueheeler #rescuedogsrock #amputee #tripod