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How Misty Diaz is Proving Anything is Possible

October 18, 2017 by
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MEET MISTY.

“Use your challenges to inspire others”— That’s one of Misty Diaz’s life mottos.

Misty, aka Lil Misty or Biggie Smalls, was born with Myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida.

REMIND ME.

Spina bifida is a birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord.

Some symptoms can include difficulty walking, nerve injury, or even paralysis of the lower body.

CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP.

After a series of 28 surgeries, Misty was battling an addiction to painkillers, but she was determined to get her life back. What started as a daily walk to the end of the street eventually lead her to her first 5k race. Now she’s done more than 190, including Spartan races.

Misty is now literally a badass competitive athlete.

HER GOAL.

To make sure the world and others struggling with things like her understand that even if you do things differently, you can still accomplish your goals.

YES GIRL. That’s the true definition of beauty and strength.

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