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Exciting News:

Heading to the World Cup with Team USA!

I have some thrilling news to share – I have been selected to join the USA Women’s Amputee Soccer Team!

Help Me Achieve My Dream!

A Dream Come True

Our journey started in Poland in 2023, and now, we are gearing up for the first-ever Amputee Women’s World Cup in Barranquilla, Colombia. I am beyond excited to represent our country on such a significant stage.

After an ankle sprain and hernia surgery in December, I wasn’t sure I would be able to qualify for the team, but in May, I made the team. Being selected for Team USA is a dream come true, and this journey has shown me that my potential is limitless and that I can redefine what it means to be an athlete. I am thrilled to represent my country, grow this worldly sport, and inspire others to never give up on their dreams.

Before being recruited for the team to go to Poland in 2023, I had never intentionally kicked a soccer ball, but from the start, I loved this sport.

I love playing on my Side Stix crutches, which, with the help of a grant from Hawkeye, I got a second custom-made set of, which are even lighter and have different arm attachments. I have had so much help, wonderful friends have donated to the American Amputee Soccer Association (AASA) in my name, and the Lucky Fin Project gifted a large amount on my behalf, helping me easily achieve my fundraising requirement for my team, I am so grateful!

A Life-changing Decision

For those who may not know, I was born with Congenital Pseudoarthrosis and faced 22 surgeries by the age of 21. In 2021, I made the life-changing decision to undergo amputation to pursue a more active lifestyle. Since then, I have dedicated myself to athletics and personal growth, culminating in this incredible opportunity to join the USA Women’s Amputee Soccer Team.

My journey to this point has been filled with challenges and triumphs. I have dreamed of playing team sports since I was a little girl, though I was often laughed at and picked last. I had let go of this dream, focusing instead on raising my boys and regaining mobility after amputation surgery.

A HUGE thank you to my current supporters

Personal Amount Raised

$2400

AASA Team Amount Raised

$5900

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How I Fell in Love
With Amputee Soccer

Participating in the 2023 Amp Futbol Cup in Poland as a member of the USA Amputee Women’s Soccer team was an extraordinary and unforgettable experience that will stay with me for a lifetime. This journey was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that has had, and continues to have, a profound impact on my life and perspective. It reinforced the importance of sports and the power of playing as a team.

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When Adventure Calls, You Answer…

Ryan Marshall, Channel 7 Reporter, interviewed me at Mary Free Bed when I was getting my foot orthotic for my cleats. We talked about soccer and how it all began (at the Lucky Fin Project picnic in 2023), among many other things.

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Christina Kreil, my teammate, makes The U.S. Women’s World Cup Roster!  Shortly after being named on the roster, Christina’s health deteriorated again. She has a complex, rare, and often unclear medical diagnosis that has cost her leg and is leaving her in limbo around just exactly what is going on. Christina is chasing doctors and answers as hard as she is training, finding support and the proper medical treatment is proving to be even more challenging than amputee soccer.

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Thanks for the support over the years