• Jacky Hunt-Broersma

Running gave me confidence

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

I never expected running to change me in the way it has.  

I never expected running to change me in the way it has.   I have been an amputee since 2001 and have always hidden my leg.  If you didn't know me then you would never have noticed that I was an amputee that is how well I hid my leg.  I wanted to look normal and be like everyone else.


My running journey started in 2016.  I started running because my husband was a runner and I thought this would be a great thing we could do together.  Running has really changed my life but not in the way you would expect.  It actually gave me confidence.   I can't hide my leg when I am running and I had so many people come up to me interested in my leg that I had to learn to talk about it.   I decided to document my journey on Instagram and the feedback has been amazing.   I now have confidence to show my leg and even wear shorts or dresses during the day when I am not running.   I never thought I could inspire others and now that is my mission.   My mission is to get others fit and healthy and to show that it is ok to look different!

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