Jami Goldman Marseilles’ story is trending as the Boston Marathon approaches since she aspires to become the first woman double amputee to finish this race.
According to an interview with TODAY, Jamie began her running journey when she lost her legs back in 1988; she suffered frostbite after being stuck in a car for several days with her college friend when their car crashed into a snow bank.
Jami’s legs had to be amputated several inches below her knees. Because of this amputation her caretakers explained to her that she needed to “strengthen and exercise my body to make up for what I was going to be missing from the surgery.”
Jami first started to recondition her body by going to the Gym, then after seeing other amputees running in the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta, Georgia, everything changed: “What an incredible way to live your life.”
Jami is running in honor of Celeste Corcoran, who lost her legs in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.