Aimee’s special long jump and running legs have enabled her to compete against able-bodied athletes.
Running trials in Sacramento to qualify for the ’96 Paralympics in Atlanta.
Her spirit and energy draw the attention of media and fans.
Off the track she teaches children not be afraid of people whose bodies are different.
The moment she will trade in her clunky foam legs for elegant “Barbie” legs crafted in England.
With every body change she must begin another journey of rediscovery.
The first test is a fashion shoot with Heather Mills who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident.
Then a London nightclub. Her most important changes are internal.
The morning after can be confusing with 2 pairs of legs to choose from.
Aimee washes her legs before a date with longtime boyfriend, Eric.
“To me, beauty is when people radiate that they like themselves,” Aimee says.
Fearless, she says, “You don’t give up till your heart stops beating.“
Aimee and Eric met in high school and celebrate their anniversary every month.