6 years ago I became a quadruple amputee, losing my lower legs and my hands because of anaphylactic shock and septic shock. I now celebrate my new life by dressing in my own unique style and showing that we are no different. I embrace my new life by showing others that we are resilient and strong! I share my story to spread awareness about disability and the importance of recognizing the early signs of sepsis to save lives and limbs. Becoming an amputee has changed my life in so many ways! It has given me a gift that allows me to use my voice and my story to help others. I am proud to be thriving in my new life as an amputee.