Aimee Mullins

by Riley from Columbus

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Aimee Mullins is a true inspiration. She has been through a life full of challenges, but no matter the obstacle she has faith and courage. Marcus Cicero once said, "A man of courage is also full of faith."

Aimee Mullins was born in 1976 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She grew up between Pennsylvania and County Clare, Ireland. Aimee was born with fibular hemimelia, a limb anomaly where there is partial or total absence of the fibula bones. When she was a year old, she had both legs amputated below the knee. Even though she had to go through a lot of therapy in order to walk with prosthetics, she had an amazing spirit to get past these challenges. When she was in high school, a friend told her about a track meet for people with disabilities. She was bothered by this idea so she signed up for the track meet for nondisabled people. She won the meet. From there she attended Georgetown University. Then she was part of the 1996 Paralympics, and there she accomplished many things. Now Aimee is pursuing a career in acting.

Aimee has had many accomplishments in her life. Some things Aimee has accomplished are she is the world record holder for the long jump in track, she was awarded a full academic scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense, she is featured in the track and field hall of fame in New York City, she is the first disabled member to compete in NCAA in U.S. history, and she is the world record holder for the 100 meters jump in track and field. If you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything.

Aimee Mullins is my hero because she shows me you can overcome anything that you set your mind to. Aimee pushed herself physically and mentally. Aimee has taught me to have faith in yourself, no matter how hard things might be. You can always find a way through it.

Both a hardworking athlete and an actress, Aimee is a true inspiration to me. Overcoming obstacles with courage and a strong faith in herself. Aimee has accomplished many outstanding things. This is why Aimee Mullins is my hero.

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