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...


What People are Saying...

"Mandy's bubbly personality is contagious, shining like a bright star on a dark night. Her story, mixed with candor and humor inspires each of us to see how God can use our worst circumstances for His glory. She gives hope to a generation consumed with materialism, perfection and body image, making her a role model to others. Mandy is one of a kind and I'm blessed to call her my friend."     Candace Cameron Bure

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC

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

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC