Manchester woman brings home the Gold Medals

 

I wrote recently about Manchester woman Morgan Stickney and her trip to the Paralympics in Tokyo Japan.  Her story was so inspiring to me.  The 24-year-old won not one, but TWO gold medals!  Morgan took home the gold in the Team USA 4x100 medley relay and individual gold in the 400-meter freestyle according to reporting by wmur.com.

 

Hard Work and Training Pay Off

 

It’s hard to know if it was Morgan Stickney’s determination or training that earned her a spot at the Tokyo Paralympics.  Morgan has always loved swimming and was ranked top 20 in the country in the mile when she was just 14.  Then, at just 15 she sustained a foot injury that led to a series of painful surgeries and ended with amputation of her leg from below the knee in 2018.  It didn’t stop Morgan.  She got back in the pool and began training, hoping to win a spot on the Paralympic team when another injury led to the discovery that she has a rare vascular condition that was cutting off blood supply to her right leg.  This led to a second amputation in 2019.  After all, she has battled, you would understand her frustration.  She refused to give up.

 

Her Trip to Tokyo

 

Stickney tells wmur.com “It was absolutely incredible, it was just so cool to experience Japan and then see some of the best athletes from all over the world.  So, it was just a really cool experience.”   Her parents are just as excited as Morgan with the wins.  Thanks for bringing home the gold! That's the definition of NEVER giving up. WOW

 

 

 

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