What This Princess Did After She Lost The Use Of Her Legs Inspired Obama To Meet Her
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Once upon a time, there was a princess. She was blonde and feisty and, like many other children around the world, she was blessed with everything she needed for a healthy life: Two sparkling eyes, a healthy heart, a lovely head (filled with the will to fight), two hands, two arms, two legs and two feet. One day, she fell prey to a sickness that might as well have been a curse sent by a wicked witch. When she woke up, she found that she had lost her hands, arms, feet and legs: Everything had been amputated to save her life.
The princess was only 11 years-old when she had to learn to live without her limbs. She had lost everything that most people take for granted: Two hands, two arms, two feet and two legs. The story goes that as soon as she left the hospital, she pursued physical therapy with enthusiasm and, as soon as her prosthetics were ready, returned to her great love. Her love wasn't a handsome prince (many princesses know how to make do without one), but a sport: Fencing. She
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