Lacey Henderson was just nine years old when her leg was amputated above the knee in a lifesaving measure after the diagnosis of a rare soft tissue tumor in her knee. It was a tough time for a young girl, but Lacey’s focus wasn’t on the negative. Instead, she was raised with the mindset that if you want something you’ll find a way to make it happen – no matter the odds against you.
KNOW YOUR OPTIONS so I am on hour 3 of this delay. not ideal but not terrible. since it’s this far pushed back I now know I only have about 20 minutes to make my Italy connection (original layover was 3h50m then when I checked in 50m and now ???) so I came to the gate, chatted a little and the most my gate agent could offer right now is a seat… Read More
LESS IS MORE hi! I have been wanting to post tips and tricks I do as an amputee (but also as a human person) that I use for traveling since I do it a TON between track and work. this week I am heading to Italy for a family reunion. I’ve been on the road for a week anyways and have tips on tips for big long trips or even short ones… Read More
Well, another year at our home away from home has come and gone. Amp Camp has played an extremely integral part of my adult life, coincidentally, I even owe my track career to these baby birds. I didn’t even know about running legs or Paralympic sport until I worked at camp and entered this weird world of removable body parts. It transformed me in virtually every way possibly- and that is a debt… Read More
Hey all- Just wanted to give an update for all that have been following me this year. I am blessed to have had personal improvements in both the 100m sprints as well as set a new American Record for the long jump. Not every track meet is your best meet, and unfortunately my worst meet of the year happened to be at Paralympic Trials. When team announcement rolled around today, I… Read More
The final part of our sit down. Enjoy!
Part 3 with Damon, Tori and Me!
As promised- Here is part 2 of our discussion!
When I turned 26 last year, my mom called me (after she got a delicious chocolate birthday cake special delivered to my door- Thanks mom!!) and told me that 26 was basically the Wednesday of my 20’s. I was still very much in the middle of my roarin’ 20’s. Well, I have now spent a week of the “Thursday Morning” of my 20’s, the weekend in sight but still not close enough… Read More
Hey everyone! It’s been crazy with the competition season picking up but I wanted to get something in during April as it is Limb Loss Awareness Month! On a flight to a meet I was looking over some of the Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp paperwork and was inspired that while life has handed us some adversity: living with a limb difference or limb loss, it also has a few perks…… Read More
This morning I received news that a friend of mine, fellow camp counselor and cancer survivor passed away yesterday. I find it hard to articulate how I feel each time I lose someone to cancer. I’m not sure what is more unsettling; the stupid fact that people are still actually dying from it or that I forget and am surprised at how deeply I am still affected by this disease. Carla was… Read More