Positive Perspective: Arkansas Cheerleader with One Leg

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Patience Beard is an inspiring collegiate woman. She’s living every high school cheerleader’s ultimate dream cheering in front of the rowdy crowds of the SEC.

This little lady is currently a sophomore at the University of Arkansas on a cheerleading scholarship. What makes her different from the other Hogs cheerleaders is that she is a D1 cheerleader with one leg – an extremely fashionable zebra striped leg, but a prosthetic nonetheless.

Collegiate cheerleading is cut-throat. Tiny girls competing against tinier girls to get tossed around and lift the spirits of thousands of fans during football season. Not mention you’re required to tumble like a maniac – no back tuck means no cheerleading for you.

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What’s most amazing about Patience’s story is the way she redefines “what is normal?”.

Check out this video on HooplaHa.

As a freshman, Beard was nominated for theĀ Discover Orange Bowl-Football Writers Association of America Courage Award, check out the whole story HERE.

#getitgirl

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