Aimee Mullins and her 12 pairs of legs

“Aimee Mullins was born without fibular bones, and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant. She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run — competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta. At Georgetown, where she double-majored in history and diplomacy, she became the first double amputee to compete in NCAA Division 1 track and field.”

3 thoughts on “Aimee Mullins and her 12 pairs of legs

  1. Yes, one more thing.. I loved the way she talks about the change in conversations..moving from the talk about deficiencies to augmentation.. and Judy, doesn’t this change happen in so many other contexts..when one passes through life changing events…I mean I have expereinced these…changes both ways..when you are down and when you uplift yourself..Aimee is so good….so inspirational..


    • Ramesh,
      You are right – I hadn’t noticed the actual term “augmentation” she used but it is right on target. We are always augmenting our lives, aren’t we – even when we may not be aware that’s what is happening until long after. What is a deficiency for one person is an augmentation for another! Be grateful for what we have. Be grateful for what we DON’T have. “Make the most of what comes and the least of what goes.”


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