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The Girl with golden Legs. How she turned her disability to Triumph

“Abled does not mean enabled. Disabled does not mean less abled”

Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Lauren Wasser was a Toxic Shock Syndrome survivor. She had two model parents and grew up in the industry were everyone looks beautiful.

Her dream is to be a WNBA star or a model just like her parents.

Turning Point

At 24 years old she was active and healthy, but her period was really heavy. She would use super absorbent tampons most of the time.

It was a normal day on October 2012 but she felt a little off, like something had just ran her over.

It’s a flu like symptoms with her head pounding. The Police found Lauren facing her bedroom floor and she was unconscious.

Lauren was rushed to St. Johns Hospital and found the tampon and they sent it to the laboratory. It came back as TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome).

She was rushed to St. Johns Hospital and found the tampon and they sent it to the laboratory. It came back as TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome). She was given a one percent of survival and her mom was told to prepare her funeral.

For a week and half she was in a medically induced coma. She woke up and she just felt excruciating pain on both of her swelling legs.

The doctors decided at first to amputate her right leg blow the knee. She made a conscious decision to amputate her left leg cause the damage is too severe.

When this first happened she got depressed. Lauren wore a lot of hood jackets and sweatpants hiding the fact that she doesn’t have a leg.

When she saw a picture of her she looked cool and looked like a warrior. She went to some crazy stuff and survive. Currently she is all over the world working as an activist and model for famous brands.

To be able to throw her self on the mix and just kind of stir off the pot a little bit makes everything worthwhile.

Unless something tragic happens or something that you have to confront head on. I don’t think that you’ll change. 

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