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-healthylife:

relapsin-g:

MENTAL
HEALTH
IS
JUST
AS
IMPORTANT
AS
PHYSICAL
HEALTH

If not more important. 

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the-exercist:

Reclaiming Fitspo: Brenda Villa

Villa is an American water polo player. Standing at 5’4” and 174 pounds, she is the shortest member of the US women’s polo team.

Born in Los Angeles, she is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She first joined a water polo team at 8 years old, following in the footsteps of her older brother. However, since her high school did not have a girls’ team, she spent those four years on the boys’ water polo team instead. This helped her to establish a competitive attitude that contributed to her becoming a 4-time 1st team All-League member, 4-time 1st team All-C.I.F. and a 4-time All-American. She was even invited onto the Junior Olympic Team when she was 16.

While Villa attended Stanford University, she played three seasons on their polo team. In her freshman year alone (2001), she scored 69 goals and was named the NCAA Women’s Water Polo Player of the Year. In 2002 she led her team with 60 goals to win the NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship. She was then awarded the 2002 Peter J. Cutino Award as the top female college water polo player in the United States. She graduated in 2003 with a degree in political science.

Villa joined Team USA in 1998. This means that she has participated in four Olympic Games (earning one Bronze medal, two Silver and one Gold), often scoring the most goals per game for her team. She was even made team captain of the 2005 US national team, winning a silver medal at the FINA World Championship in Montreal. When considering multiple World Championships, Pan American Games and World Cups, Villa is officially the world’s most decorated athlete in women’s water polo. 

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mynosylexia:

edit; forgot link oops
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS!
My mother is in dire need of dental surgery to fix existing problems. 
Her jaw is wired together, her teeth are dead and she has several severe infections that are quickly traveling up her sinuses and towards her brain. 
Without help she may not be around in the next couple years. 
I’m asking for help. I wouldn’t be if we weren’t desperate. 
Even if you can’t donate, a signal boost would be very appreciated.
http://www.gofundme.com/ee1gcs

mynosylexia:

edit; forgot link oops

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS!

My mother is in dire need of dental surgery to fix existing problems. 

Her jaw is wired together, her teeth are dead and she has several severe infections that are quickly traveling up her sinuses and towards her brain. 

Without help she may not be around in the next couple years. 

I’m asking for help. I wouldn’t be if we weren’t desperate. 

Even if you can’t donate, a signal boost would be very appreciated.

http://www.gofundme.com/ee1gcs

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witchcraft-y:

this gives me life and inspires me to step up my lipstick game

witchcraft-y:

this gives me life and inspires me to step up my lipstick game

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sixpenceee:

sixpenceee:

Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.

SOURCE

I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

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