Jessica Long

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Jessica Long was a Russian orphan born with a condition which forced the amputation of both her legs below the knees. But that didn’t stop her determined spirit. At age twelve, she was the youngest member on the U.S. Paralympic Team, and the winner of three gold medals at the 2004 games in Athens, Greece. Now, with thirteen Paralympic gold medals to her name, she is an established champion athlete, positive role model for young women, and source of inspiration for anyone who admires tough underdogs.