My Story Of Survial From A Major Car Accident To Paralympic Success- Femita Ayanbeku

Femita Ayanbeku who hails from Osun State Nigeria, born in Massachusetts USA was not born an amputee. She lost one of her legs as a little girl but she never let that become an obstacle, instead she is pushing through, conquering great heights! Read her story below.



“I was in a car accident at the age of 11. My sister and I were ejected out of the vehicle on the highway on our way to the movie theater.

I dealt with bullying and insecurities as a young female growing up. After I graduated college in 2014 with my BA, I started a non profit organization in 2015 called Limb-it-Less Creations Incorporated. Shortly after that, at the age of 23 I received a running blade, to teach me how to run and become active again.



Once I put the blade on I fell in love. I always tell people, when I run I feel like I have 2 feet again so dedicated my time to learning how to run and training. After 6months of training at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston,ma with my coach Sherman Hart, I went to the Paralympic nationals and became the US National 100m champion in June 2016. This began my journey on Team USA and I participated in the Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro 2016.


My story may be different from yours but there will always be something in life that tries to hold us back or stop us from being great….but I refuse to EVER let anyone tell me I can’t do something because of the obstacles I have been through. I WILL be Great and NOTHING AND NOONE, can stop that – Femita Ayanbeku


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