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.
I thought this would be something very fitting to share on World Cancer Day. As a cancer survivor, I can tell you first hand how difficult, ugly and scary the disease is. It has taken friends and family members from us too soon. As a person undergoing treatment one of the most exhausting things you have to do is to “stay strong,” even through the pain. Cancer has changed my life… Read More
Hey all! I am putting my tentative outdoor season meet schedule up now in case anyone wants to come support at a track meet near you! Keep the look out too because as the month approaches I will update the calendar for confirmed or canceled meets. Also- you will spot a few upcoming Ottobock Running clinics I will host so keep a sharp eye. Thanks! L.
Before the New Year I wanted to get a quick D&M (deep and meaningful) blog upon reviewing 2015 and all that has passed. It was another year of transition, a little turmoil and a lot of learning. For me, the year was full of emotions and at times felt incredibly treacherous. It was a sea with violent waters and while I fought, struggled, and somehow managed to keep my head above the… Read More
This August I had a quick stop in Lincoln, Nebraska to work with my Ottobock family instructing another running clinic with some super star amputees. The particular gentleman I’m sharing with you all is Bob White. He is the athletic director at Lincoln High School, and just an over all super-nice guy. Before I spoke to Bob, he came up to me and asked if I had remembered meeting… Read More
Hi Everyone! I finally feel like I have my brain back after traveling back from Doha. Off season is going GREAT and I’m slowly catching back up on my life. Just a quick moment to let you all know an article came out where I was interviewed by Amplitude magazine about fitness apps and the latest fitness technology. You can get access to the online edition here, where I share my personal thoughts… Read More
Hi! I’m pretty sure this will be my final schedule with all of my events. I jump first and was also fortunate enough to qualify for the 100m which I will run a week later. For updated results and to watch LIVE please go to Doha2015.org Here is my schedule in local (Qatar) time (hopefully as well as the correct pacific/mountain standard times) 22/10/2015-16:20-Women F42 Long Jump- Final (06:20 PST/ 07:20 MST) 22/10/2016-19:24-Women… Read More
You know, it’s been coined “The Hardest Team in the World To Make…” and anyone who has ever been blessed enough to be a member of Team USA I’m sure will agree with that statement. So honored to compete now on my SECOND World Championship Team. I am en route today and as I reflect on this year, this life; I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for every single person being a… Read More
Hi everyone, just wanted to remind you that another awesome Ottobock for Life event is coming to the central Phoenix area. There is still room for RSVPs, so come get a little grub and learn about some of the coolest and newest technology Ottobock has to offer our users right now. I will be presenting along with a few friends, so you can get a little background information on the technology but… Read More
Dudes- Life is always crazy but there are a couple things I have wanted to share with you all… Meet Dexter I have been working with the Non-Profit, Wiggle Your Toes officially since 2014. When I got my scholarship to train with Altis (formley World Athletics Center) in Phoenix, they were the first people to go to bat for me and help me raise the funds necessary to pay my coaching… Read More
This post is long overdue, but there are many things to share and celebrate, friends! August was a crazy crazy month. I had a family emergency that needed my love and attention, (everyone is fine now) a lot of travel, as well as had a few sockets made by my one and only CPO, Chris Hoyt at BioDesign. (He’s basically the MVP of my life) My time in August really made me… Read More