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.