Mandy Young

My Life Is Not About Me

What happened to your leg?

It's a question I get asked almost every day. But it's a loaded question with no easy answer.  I was 8 years old when I lost my leg, but my story doesn't begin or end there.  I was only 9 months old the first time I developed Spinal Meningitis.  That was only the first of over 100 hospitalizations.  I have been a research patient at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)  in Bethesda, Maryland for 25 years.  Scientists there have discovered I am the only person in the world to have my exact Genetic Mutation.  But that discovery didn't happen overnight.   It took over 20 years.  My journey along the way to my diagnosis is the real story.  It's rare, because my life is unique.  My name is Mandy, and this is my story...


Mandy Young


On July 26 Mandy underwent knee replacement surgery at Emory Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital.  Her knee was 95% arthritic, had a meniscus tear,  10 bone spurs and she had no cartilage therefore she was walking bone on bone - which is extremely painful on it's own, but with the 4 combined, it's understandable how she had become reliant on her wheelchair for mobility.  The surgeon stated that her knee was one of the worst  he'd seen and expects her mobility and quality of life to increase drastically!  Because she only has one leg, physical therapy has been very painful, but her determination and desire make her appointments inspiring!  She will be out of commission for a few months and will be humbly depending on her family.  They love to help, but she doesn't like to ask!  Please join us in praying for Mandy's upcoming therapy and healing to be successful and full of promise for an extraordinary future!
 
 
 
 
 
 

What People are Saying...

I feel one of the greatest things one can experience in their Christian walk is when they find their purpose. Mandy Young has been blessed to find hers early in life. It is clearly evident that Mandy looks at her disability as a blessing and as a platform to share the good news of Jesus. Mandy came to my church and shared her story with over 300 women at a recent Christmas gathering. The impact that she made on many lives that night was clear by the number of women who waited to talk to her one on one. Her enthusiasm was contagious and a true testimony to a life lived for the Lord. If you are looking for a speaker that will challenge your audience and ignite a fire within their soul...Mandy is your gal!
Joy Trachsel   Speaking Thru Me Ministries  Twinsberg,OH


Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC

Amazingly inspirational! How anyone can go through the obstacles that Mandy has and not only live, but LIVE...is a true testimate. Encouraging, Uplifting, Breathtaking... A story everyone should hear and hold on to!      Alex Crawford


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