Gold Medalist Jami Goldman

A snowstorm in 1987 changed Jami Goldman’s life forever.

She was 19 at the time, driving home with a friend from a ski trip, when their car slid into a snow bank along an isolated northern Arizona road.

The women were stranded and alone for 11 days. By the time they were rescued, Jami had suffered severe frostbite, and lost both legs.

But instead of accepting life as a paraplegic, Jami began running. Yes, running, on specially-made prosthetic legs. Eventually she became a competitive runner, and inspirational speaker.

I met her in 2001:

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