Jordan Beckwith, 27, was just 13 years old when she shattered her ankle in 2005. The horse she was riding tripped and Jordan was thrown from the saddle. The bottom part of her ankle was lodged further into her leg bone causing the need for multiple surgeries that never quite worked out.
‘For the last 14 years, I’ve always been on some kind of pain medication. I have been active but I’m always limping. ‘About 18 months ago, I got to the point that it never got better. There were only bad days. ‘I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t do my job, I couldn’t even take my dogs for a two-minute walk. ‘I couldn’t do jiu jitsu. I was icing my ankle every night. ‘I didn’t want to live like that anymore.’ Jordan visited a surgeon in Denver, Colorado, who gave her to options: a risky ankle replacement or an amputation. Fed up of a life of surgery after surgery, Jordan chose amputation.
To keep in good spirits she wrote a break up letter to her foot, on her foot.
She wrote: ‘It’s not me, it’s you. I’m sure we’ve had some good times together, but it’s time we parted ways. I wish you all the best.’ She signed off the note: ‘Your blood supplier.’
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