When I sat down and put a list together for people I wanted on the show, Tina’s name just kept getting higher up the ladder.
Tina has a powerful story that will bring you on an emotional ride leaving you feeling empowered and inspired to become the best version of yourself.
Tina after years of lower leg issues was diagnosed with Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome. In 2016 after multiple invasive and painful surgeries came to the very hard decision to amputate her left leg.
Tina by profession is a physician assistant. She is also:
Former gymnast and division 1 collegiate cheerleading athlete
Competitive CrossFit Adaptive Athlete
2018 was invited to Switzerland to tour Europe with the US Paralympic bobsled team.
Tina did not allow her circumstances to define her. In fact, the many things listed above have come after her amputation.
In Tina’s own words
“I have never loved myself this much and have never found myself surrounded by such amazing people as door after door swings open to greet me with unforeseen opportunity. Our futures are all uncertain but, by keeping a positive outlook, finding silver linings, maintaining a can-do attitude and becoming adept at adapting, we can create a life without limitations. In honoring the following, we can live our best lives: love yourself, love each other, dream big and never give up!”
That statement is one of the main reasons why Tina is on the show. Despite her circumstances, she continues to work on herself every day.
In this episode, we talk about
Making hard choices at an early age
Advice to young athletes and parents of athletes
How and when she came to the decision to amputate her leg
The lessons she has learned from being a competitive athlete
Self-care and how it is the most single important thing to your life
The Daily routines that help her through difficult times
How to be a treat and view the adaptive athlete
Thank you for listening. I hope you enjoy this episode.
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