Double amputee Beaumont woman, 21, shares challenges on Instagram, including a sexy lingerie shoot – Chron.com

Becoming a double amputee didn’t stop a Beaumont woman from “living her life to the fullest.” Instead, she has embraced her disability by challenging herself.

In 2015, Myah McDonald, 21, lost both of her legs following a dare gone wrong. McDonald and her ex-boyfriend climbed on top of a train parked behind their house. While they were on top of one of the carts, the train began to move. A jolt caused McDonald to fall and the train dragged her by the legs for a few blocks.

Despite the traumatic accident, McDonald decided not to let her double amputation hinder her from living a typical life. The single mother challenged herself to do “normal things” during April for Lost Limb Awareness Month.

“I made a list of all of the things that I wanted to do and accomplish,” McDonald told Chron.com. Her first challenge was a handstand, the second was a lingerie photo shoot, then riding a motorcycle and finally driving a car on her own.

McDonald shared her accomplishments with her followers on Instagram to raise awareness. In a black, strappy lace bodysuit and a huge smile, McDonald shared photos of her lingerie photo shoot. That challenge garnered the most attention online.

“For a time I didn’t feel sexy,” McDonald told Chron.com. “Before my accident – not to sound conceited or anything – I thought I was really sexy and after my accident, it really brought me down and I didn’t feel nearly as sexy as before.” So she put on her fishnet leggings and lace bodysuit to raise her confidence and awareness.

While Limb Loss Awareness Month has come and gone, McDonald is thinking about continuing her list of “normal challenges” that have become physical accomplishments for the young woman.

“Dancing, mowing a yard, doing yoga, riding a bike, pushups, as many as I can do,” she said. “I’d also really like to go skydiving, but I’m really afraid of heights.”

While the accident was nearly two years ago, McDonald has overcome her disability without professional help. She’s taught herself how to walk and maneuver on her right prosthetic, though she thinks she’ll have to go to physical therapy when she gets her left prosthetic in the near future.

“Anyone with a disability, they can do anything that they put their mind to. I could have wallowed away and hated my life until I died, but I decided to live my life to the fullest,” McDonald told Chon.com.

“I feel like I’m happier now than before my accident. I’m not saying it doesn’t get hard – it does. You just have to fight for it.”


Source: Double amputee Beaumont woman, 21, shares challenges on Instagram, including a sexy lingerie shoot – Chron.com

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