Morgan Stickney had dreams of becoming an Olympian. However, after a foot injury that led to a series of surgeries and pain pills, she made the difficult decision to have her lower leg removed last spring. The new medical procedure had her leg amputated below the knee. Her amputation is designed to enhance the vitality and the possibilities for the portion of the limb that remains. She is now a member of the 2019 United States Paralympics Swimming National Team, and working to be part of the United States team for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
See more here, from The New York Times.