McKenzie was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome and was missing her right foot and leg below the knee. Also, she has her pinkies and thumbs but she was born with her fingers webbed together which had to be separated by surgery. It was evident early on that she had a fighting spirit when at the age of 2 she worked her way out of her arm casts. To-date, she has had two surgeries to condition and shave back the bone in her leg as she continues to grow. These surgeries will be necessary until she stops growing but she never lets this stop her.
You can find this 8 year old third grader on the tennis courts, at the skate park doing extreme wheelchair runs, studying judo, playing basketball, swimming and cycling. Yes, this is McKenzie The Lionhearted!