12 Tips on Embracing Adventure From Paralympic Athlete Bonnie St. John
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Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win Olympic medals in ski racing at the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. In recognition of this historic achievement, Bonnie was honored at the White House by President George W. Bush as part of the 2007 celebration of Black History Month.
In addition to her success as a Paralympic athlete, Bonnie is the author of five books, a highly sought after keynote speaker, a television and radio personality, a business owner, and the single mother of a teenage daughter. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and served in the White House during the Clinton administration.
NBC Nightly News called Bonnie, "One of the five most inspiring women in America." She has been featured extensively in both national and international media including: The TODAY Show, CNN, CBS Morning News, NBC News, and The New York Times, as well as People, O, and Essence magazines, to name just a few.
Find out more about Bonnie at www.bonniestjohn.com and take advantage of the many free resources to help you Live Your Joy!