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This is an online exclusive story from ESPN The Magazines Body Issue 2016. Fake Football Jerseys . Subscribe today!?And for more from the 2016 Body Issue, check out espn.com/bodyissue,?and pick up a copy on newsstands starting July 8.Allysa Seely, the 2015 paratriathlete world champion, will be heading to Rio for the 2016 Paralympics in September. She sat down with Body Issue reporter Morty Ain to discuss her training, her love/hate relationship with her prosthetics and the many, many lessons shes learned along the way. Heres Allysa, in her own words:People of all different abilities can compete at the highest level of sport. You dont need to have two legs or two arms. I want to help promote that.I think theres still a big stigma around disability, especially disabled sports. A lot of times people confuse the Paralympics with the Special Olympics. You just dont sign up to go to the Paralympics. You have to qualify just like Olympians do, and it takes years of training and hard work to get to that level. I still think theres some education that needs to be done around it. Eight out of 10 times, people not involved in sports will make that mistake. The Special Olympics is a great organization, but its a participatory organization for individuals with developmental disabilities.I train seven days a week. I train two to three times a day and lift in the gym three times a week. I swim almost every day and then bike and run four to five days a week. Im training 15 to 35 hours a week. Its definitely a full-time job, because I dont want to be outworked.As a society, I think we still view individuals with different abilities as being incapable. When people think of somebody in a wheelchair or somebody with a prosthetic they think of somebody who cant take care of themselves. We still see the disability before we see the individual.People come up to me and say the craziest things. I had somebody come up and tell me that, if I had found God, he would not have maimed you. Another time -- and this one still makes me laugh -- I was at the gas station and this lady behind me scoffed to her teenage children, See, thats what happens when you eat crap and dont take care of yourself. I was kind of stunned. I turned around and she goes, Diabetes, huh? Um, actually not. Shes trying to lecture her kids, who are a little bit overweight, to apparently get them to have healthier eating habits. I was just like, You realize your kids can only eat what you feed them, right? Lets get that straight. And second of all, just dont assume because I have one leg that I dont take care of myself and eat crap all the time.Obviously, there are some great little kids who come up to me too. I had one the other day while I was running, and he just had the biggest eyes ever and he was like, You are so fast! I want to be fast like you one day! A lot of the times the kids get it; were still working on the adults.ON PROVING EVERYONE WRONG I was diagnosed [in 2010] with what is called Chiari II malformation, basilar invagination and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Basically, the Chiari malformation means my brain is herniated into my spinal column, so a significant amount of my cerebellum and brain stem is outside of my skull and inside my spinal column. The basilar invagination means the part that is from my skull to my spine is bent at a weird angle; it has like a kink in it. And Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a connective tissue disorder. And then the complications from those three diagnoses and the surgeries Ive had led to complications that eventually led to the amputation of my left leg below my knee.I would like to say I was a fairly accomplished athlete before this all started. My personal record for 5K, which Im very proud of, is 17:21. Then I started triathlon and was a nationally ranked athlete in age-group nationals. It kind of sounds cheesy, but when I first heard my diagnosis, I just wanted to get back to sports. It took over a year to get a correct diagnosis and to get on the path to treatment and surgery. I wasnt able to run anymore, I wasnt able to go out with friends. So when I finally got a diagnosis, I was relieved, but then my next thought was, OK, great, what do I need to do to get back to triathlon?I was told I would be lucky if I walked unaided again. I was in the hospital and I was telling everybody that I had collegiate nationals in April -- this was in August -- and they were like, Whoa, youve got to walk first. There was a significant amount of pushback and hesitation from my doctors, nurses and physical therapists. I would have to say I dont think anyone was on board. I remember the nurses and physical therapists were betting that if I ever walked again, they would do a triathlon. So I just set out to prove them wrong.The word that I remember most prominently was realistic. I think they thought they were trying to help me move on and accept what life was going to be like. I think it made sense to them at the time.It definitely was a struggle. It was terrifying. I had gone through a year and a half of my life where I was seeing one doctor after another, being in and out of hospitals. I knew my body was rebelling and not able to do anything that I wanted it to. I was exhausted all the time. I was so relieved when I finally got a diagnosis and an option for treatment. But in rehab, I remember the feeling of nobody believing in me, and nobody standing there and saying, All right, were going to get there! There were times I just wanted to break down and cry, but I didnt want to do it in front of them because I felt like I couldnt show any weakness, I couldnt show them that there was even a doubt in my mind that I wasnt going to be able to do this.I had surgery in the beginning of August in 2010, and I competed in a triathlon in collegiate nationals in April of 2011. So just about eight months. By no means was it the fastest race in my life, but to this day crossing that finish line was probably one of the most rewarding experiences. I can still remember how it felt to accomplish something that nobody thought I could.ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER When your brain is affected, a lot of your body is affected too. There are a significant number of complications that have come with my condition. Obviously, the leg is the most difficult, but I have impairment in almost all of the muscles in my body. I lack something called proprioception -- thats where your brain is able to tell where your body is in space. So when youre walking without looking down, you know your left foot is in front or your right foot is in front. I dont have that in my legs at all. When Im walking, and especially when Im racing, youll see me look down quite frequently to make sure that I know where my legs are. On the bike when Im making turns, I have to look down to make sure that I know which foot is up so that I dont hit my pedal on the ground.My condition has also led to epilepsy. Theres a lot of autonomic nervous system issues, given that the part of my brain that is damaged controls all of my autonomic functions, so your blood pressure, your heart rate, your digestive system, your sweating ... I have a lot of issues with that kind of stuff as well.The biggest challenge is the unpredictable nature of a neurological condition. For a lot of people, all they see is my amputation; they dont see the challenges in and out of every day. Last year alone, I was in the hospital for over a month throughout the year. Sometimes I have great days, and other days my body just doesnt want to cooperate. On a physical level thats obviously hard -- losing training time, losing fitness and all of that. But its almost more difficult mentally: This is what your competitors are doing, and youre stuck here and your brain isnt working. Every morning, I dont know what Im going to get when I wake up, but I just have to figure out a way around it.MAKING ADJUSTMENTS, FINDING STRENGTH I have to laugh whenever someone says athletes with prosthetics have an unfair advantage. Initially when I started racing, people would be like, Great for you! But as soon as I started to get faster and I started to win races, peoples perspective on it changed. All of a sudden it went from Youre doing so great! to This is not fair. That gives you an unfair advantage. I have to say that while the prosthetic lets me do what I want to do, its not the same as a foot. And it probably will never act 100 percent as a foot. All the research agrees that prosthetics are great, but they dont offer what an anatomically correct foot can to an athlete.Any time the prosthetic doesnt fit it can be painful. Being an athlete, your body changes frequently -- you go up in weight, you go down in weight, you add muscle, you lose muscle, all depending on your training phases. The fit is very, very specific, so at dinner, eating a little too much salt can cause my limb to swell, and the next morning I cant get my leg on. Over time, as Ive gotten more fit, my leg has gotten smaller, and we had to make new prosthetic legs. Its something you have to get used to, it changes. Obviously, at a race you want to be able to trust in it 100 percent, you want to know how its going to react and respond, so when you have to change some of them it can become a little shaky. But at the same time prosthetics have come so far. I tell little kids who have never seen a prosthetic that I can do everything that I could do before, so thats something that Im really grateful for.Back when I was in that awkward adolescent phase, my list of what I would have changed about my body was a lot longer than what it is now. After all of the struggles I had been through, I realized how precious my body really was. I realized my body was doing things a lot of people didnt think were possible. It was coming through for me when nobody else was, and I think thats really when I learned to appreciate it and appreciate all the quirks and flaws. I think it took awhile to realize how everything I went through gave me strength. For a long time it felt like it really tore me down, but then when I got on the other side of the tunnel I have been able to draw on those experiences. Fake Football Jerseys Online . Cote was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 15. Cote helped running back Jon Cornish run for a league-high 1,813 rushing yards en route to being named the leagues most outstanding player. Cheap Football Jerseys . While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April. https://www.fakefootballjerseys.com/ . Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. PHILADELPHIA -- Jeremy Hellickson gave the Philadelphia bullpen a much-needed rest.Cesar Hernandez homered, doubled and singled, and Hellickson pitched seven strong innings in the Phillies 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.Hellickson became the first Philadelphia starter to throw seven innings since July 26.That was just what the doctor ordered, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.Maikel Franco had two hits, including a double and the winning RBI, and Aaron Altherr homered for the Phillies. They have hit home runs in 14 straight games.Great night for us, Mackanin said.Jeremy Hazelbaker homered and Jhonny Peralta had three hits for St. Louis, which had won five in a row. The Cardinals are 1 1/2 games ahead of Miami for the second wild-card spot in the National League.We had a hard time getting anything going against their starter, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. We couldnt get a lot of those late hits weve been accustomed to getting.St. Louis fell short of setting a major league record of 10 straight games with multiple home runs. The Cardinals tied the mark with a pair of homers Friday night.Hellickson (10-7) skipped his last start because of back tightness. The right-hander looked healthy and sharp, allowing two runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. He pumped his fist into his glove after striking out pinch-hitter Greg Garcia to finish the seventh.I felt good, Hellickson said. It was good to save the bullpen tonight. I was just getting ahead and kept the fastball down for the most part.Franco put the Phillies ahead for good with a two-out single to left in the fifth that scored Hernandez from third.Jeanmar Gomez pitched a scoreless ninth for his 33rd save in 37 opportunities.The Phillies jumped on rookie Luke Weaver (0-1) with a pair of runs in the first.Hernandez led off by driving an 0-1 pitch into the seats in right field for his fourth homer of the season. The Phillies have gootten Hernandez to level his swing midseason, and he is batting . Football Jerseys China. 350 since June 27. He is hitting .500 with a pair of homers in seven games during Philadelphias homestand.Hes really swinging the bat well, Mackanin said. We had a harsh reality check for him -- keep the ball out of the air.Cameron Rupp put Philadelphia in front 2-0 with a broken-bat RBI single to left.The Cardinals tied it in the third. Weaver singled to center for his first career hit and scored on Hazelbakers two-run homer to left.After the Phillies took the lead in the fifth, Altherr made it a 4-2 game by drilling an 0-1 pitch from Jonathan Broxton over the wall in left.YOU AGAIN?Altherrs homer was the first the Phillies have hit off Broxton since Matt Stairs pinch-hit homer in Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS at Los Angeles.WEAVERS OUTINGWeaver, a 22-year-old making his second career start, went five innings and allowed three runs on nine hits with six strikeouts and no walks.I might be trying to make too good of pitches, which pushes the pitch count up, said Weaver, who was lifted after 96 pitches. Its not about making the perfect pitch, just making a quality one.RARE WINThe Phillies won for just the third time in their last 12 games against St. Louis.FAN HITA young fan sitting about 20 rows behind the Cardinals dugout was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Freddy Galvis in the eighth inning. After being treated at the seat for several minutes, the fan was carried out to the concourse by an adult into the waiting arms of medical personnel.TRAINERS ROOMPhillies: Hernandez was back in the starting lineup after a two-game absence due to a sore right foot. He did pinch-hit in Friday nights game.UP NEXTThe teams conclude their three-game series Sunday when Cardinals RHP Mike Leake (8-9, 4.78) faces RHP Vince Velasquez (8-5, 4.14). ' ' ' 
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