To Jessica Long, not having legs isn’t a disability — even with all of the pain. It’s an opportunity. The teen swimmer is a world-champ, despite being born without bones in her lower legs.
“If I had the option, I would choose to be this way,” she says. “I think it’s cool to be able to inspire people and be a role model,” as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Elite Swimming Team. “If I had legs, I probably wouldn’t be involved in swimming.”
“I don’t think I can imagine my life with legs.” (Read the story at Rivals High.com)
Thanks so much to Shannon G. for submitting the inspiring link! Visit JessicaLong.org and read more about this terrific teen.