From Tragic Accident to Competitive Athlete

At the age of 19, Jami Marseilles had to live in her car for eleven days after an accident in freezing New Mexico. When she was finally rescued, the frostbite and gangrene was so severe, doctors decided the best option was to amputate part of both her legs. However, she did not let this challenge, or the nay sayers set her back. Since the accident, Jami has gone on to compete as a world-record breaking athlete, and works as a motivational speaker and author.

Jami’s amazing story is part of our collaboration with The Happiness Stories and director Ron Parida, who presents portraits of individuals who have been dealt life’s toughest challenges, but who choose to persevere and do inspiring things.

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