Amy Purdy focuses on positives

Amy Purdy

Amy Purdy spent eight weeks with her mother in a beautiful Boston apartment this summer that was covered from floor to ceiling with captivating glass windows. It was her healing environment, inspiring her to bounce back from a five-hour surgery during which two centimeters of her already amputated left leg were cut off. Purdy, a … Read article »

Noelle Lambert won a national award by L’Oreal of Paris

Congrats to Noelle Lambert for being named this year’s L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth National Honoree. Actress Helen Mirren surprised her with the good news on the national television show Extra! tonight. As the national honoree, Noelle will receive $25,000 from L’Oreal Paris for The Born to Run Foundation, which Noelle started after recovering from … Read article »

Beating cancer and getting back into the sport

Felicia-amputee girl

“I want to inspire others. You can overcome and do anything.” “Felicia” has enhanced the life of 13-year-old Skylar Scarnecchia of Champion Township, Ohio. Late last year, Felicia may have also saved her life. Felicia is the nickname Skylar gave her prosthetic right leg, which she has worn since her below-the-knee amputation in 2016, due … Read article »

“My accident was the best thing that ever happened to me”

Noelle Lambert-AmpGirl

It’s a stunning statement. Then again, the 23-year-old Lambert, a UMass Lowell graduate, is a special person.Lowell – She lost her left leg in a tragic accident. But not her indomitable spirit. While in college, the Londonderry, N.H., native started the Born to Run Foundation on a determined mission to donate specialized athletic prostheses to … Read article »

Desirée Vila: “It took me more than a year to upload a photo with the prosthesis to social networks”

Desirée Vila-Amputee and Sport

The young Paralympic athlete combines elite competition with informative talks and her YouTube channel, where she explains her story of overcoming It is curious the idea that makes us believe in the existence of a force, god or thing – give it whatever name you want – that marks the events of our lives, something … Read article »