Stephani Victor - Athlete, Paralympic Champion, Unapologetic about life.
It wasn’t Stephani's plan to become a professional athlete. It became her destiny. Stephani has always been competitive and athletic. She loves the thrill of using one’s own power, strength or flexibility to score a goal, achieve the fastest time in a race, or soar beyond my limitations real or perceived. She pushes herself. She expects excellence and she does not shy away from discipline.
On December 19, 1995, Stephani was standing on the sidewalk in Hermosa Beach, California when an out of control vehicle jumped the curb and crushed her into another car. In order to save her life, the doctors had to amputate both of her legs above the knee. Nothing in her life had prepared her for such a monumental shock. She was now faced with circumstances that she could not possibly fathom.
The seemingly insurmountable challenge of no longer having legs was so difficult and extreme beyond her imagination that it forced her to fight if she was going to maintain her independence. That fight began with a single pull-up in her hospital bed and evolved into the relentless search for the sport she could dedicate herself too.
Which brings us to the #ladybadass she is today. Paralympic Champion Stephani Victor breaks every stereotype you have in your mind. She has 24 world cup victories and she's still not stopping. We'll be cheering on this champion at the winter Olympics in Korea in 2018