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, raised with the mindset that if you want something in life you’ll find a way to make it happen – no matter the odds… Read More
I am making this particular blog a mult-part entry… I got a littler verbose after a while and it was a lot of words to read (not to mention type!) But I wanted to post the part about Kanye before it’s completely irrelevant… – I went on a date once with a guy, who I nicknamed “Motorcycle Mike” (how he acquired that name is a story for a later time). We had… Read More
I have my first profile video up. A HUGE thank you to Ottobock US for all of the love and support. They made this video and they have TOTALLY been my lifeline and my hard laborers helping me build my road to Rio!
SUCH EXCITING NEWS FRIENDS! I have been accepted to train at the World Athletics Center in Arizona to train this year and hopefully up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. I’m so incredibly honored and blessed by the support network I’ve had getting me to where I am today, and I am now humbly asking for just a little step up to futher the momentum. I know I can make it to… Read More
My last blog post way in MAY!? So much has happened since then, and is continuing to happen, I think it is due time for some UPDATES. Like, a month later I turned 25 and survived the whole idea of a “quarter life crisis” which is pretty cool. So after my last post I kept training through the season and although I had plenty of variables changing my training this season, I… Read More
“Fear is the Cheapest Room in the House, I would like to see you living in better conditions.” -Hafiz They say that people use social media to only highlight the good parts about their lives and then we go comparing our darker moments to their light, or something along those lines. I know that they say it, but I think we forget it all the time. I’m not one to typically share… Read More
And I have been WORKIN’ (and reading some Khalil Gibran, hence the quote…) Here are some updates since I’ve been a little MIA over the past couple of weeks: It’s been busy busy being back to the USA since my incredible training trip in Australia (and little side vacation in Malaysia…) I had a quick presentation with Mark Edwards CPO, and Ottobock Healthcare at the O&P Academy meeting in Chicago, which was… Read More
Hi all, I just want to share our very first Fitness Revolution in Denver highlighting some sport specific prosthetics from Ottobock Healthcare. All are welcome to attend, I’ll see you there! Wednesday, March 19, 2014 6:00 – 7:00 PM Reception, networking, displays 7:00 – 8:00 PM Demonstrations and stories Presbyterian / St. Luke’s Medical Center Colorado Rooms North and South 1719 East 19th Ave. Denver, CO 80218 Hear the background behind Ottobock’s… Read More
While I am still spinning from non stop travel, I just want to share something very exciting. I have been asked to present at the Colorado Sportswomen’s 2014 banquet in Denver this March 9th. More information at http://www.sportswomenofcolorado.org I will post videos of me speaking, so we can all have a little laugh and see why I think sports have been so important in my life.
So, anyone who knows me probably knows two main things about me: 1. I’m competitive by nature. Any time I get the opportunity for even a little competition… I’m there. 2. I truly believe and am so so grateful for my experiences as both a camper and a counselor at the Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp. (Or as we coined the term, “amp camp”) it has been and continues to be… Read More
It’s a very quiet night (I’m betting, post-Super Bowl) in cold cold Denver right now… So I’ll talk about Australian things instead! Last Sunday was Australia Day, which is kind of like the equivalent of the 4th of July but also not even close to the same holiday at all. So I guess I’ll share a few things I now know about Australia (and it’s chosen date) according to me: -they have… Read More