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The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude: My Amputee Journey

Amputee

Lisa Ludwig

How I Became A Left Leg Above Knee Amputee

Hello! My name is Lisa and I am a 20 year old Canadian. I am currently a student, working towards my Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree. I became an amputee at the age of 14 due to a diagnosis of Osteosarcoma Cancer that grew rapidly. In August 2011, I became a left leg above knee amputee, and my life has never been the same since. I endured multiple months of therapy before I was able to walk without assistance on my prosthetic.   

Since my amputation, I have participated in many Terry Fox Celebrations at schools as a spokes person for Cancer and Amputees. I have been a mentor for other Cancer patients who are on the journey to becoming amputees. Most recently I have become an Ambassador for a company called UNYQ; who designs custom covers for amputees.Through this partnership I have the chance to promote the UNYQ covers, covers of which have changed my life by providing me comfort and self esteem. It has been an amazing opportunity to have the chance to link amputees to such an amazing company! (Link provided below for my ambassador page).   

I have not been an amputee for very long, this past August made six years, but the quote, “the only disability in life is a bad attitude,” has kept me going and staying positive as I discover my amputee journey. I cannot wait to see what my future holds, as I believe that regardless of your physical or mental state you can achieve anything you set your mind to and that's exactly what I plan on doing.    https://m.facebook.com/UNYQambassadorlisa/

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