Amputee missing foot, but she still has her junior black belt (

Stumbled on this one via the Prosthetic Center of Excellence News blog – the Sun Journal has an awesome story on a young below-knee amputee’s push to learn karate and earn her junior black belt!

Now this is the kind of thing I love to read about – like the girl in the story, Jaedyn, I lost my leg when I was really young as well (click here if you want to have a read of my story), but I always wanted to learn martial arts, and I always had the support of my family and instructors in doing so. I tip my hat to her parents for encouraging and supporting her in this, I’d like to pass along a big thank you to her instructor for doing such a wonderful job, and a big high-five to Jaedyn for earning her junior black belt. This is such an awesome thing to share, and I wish her the best of luck on her journey.

For those interested, please visit the site and have a read. The direct link to the story is here.


2 Responses to “Amputee missing foot, but she still has her junior black belt (”

  1. I’m Jaedyn’s mom, I just wanted to say thank you for linking her article from our local paper and offering words of encouragement. It’s nice to hear from someone in a similar situation. I’m pretty proud of my girl, so far nothing has turned out to be too much for her. Her dad and I encourage her to try things she is interested in and see how it works out. Karate has been good for her on many levels, I hope that she continues.

  2. Hi – thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!

    Us amputees are a resilient bunch, and I have no doubts that your daughter is going to plough through life with her positive attitude and with all the support from you and your husband. If there’s ever any questions on your mind you think I might able to help with, feel free to get in touch – when I was a kid one of my doctors who built my prostheses was an amputee himself, and Mum in particular used to say it always helped being able to ask him about things you experience as an amputee to help her get an understanding of what I used to have to go through.


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