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Текст к проекту по английскому языку: "Никогда не сдавайся!"

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/ would like to tell you about Aimee Mullins. Aimee Mullins is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model best known for her athletic accomplishments.

Aimee was born with a condition called fibular hemimelia. According to doctors, she needed a double amputation soon after her birth, in order to be able to walk in the future. Aimee's parents decided for the amputations, and at the age of one, both of her legs were amputated below the knee. Aged two, she learned to walk with artificial limbs and played normally with other children.

As a child, she was gradually able to learn how to move and run very well with artificial legs, and even play various sports like softball, hiking, swimming, and skiing.

Aimee first attracted media attention as an athlete. Born without a fibula on each leg, her future did not look very bright. Aimee was an excellent student and after graduation she decided to pursue her sporting career. She was competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta. At Georgetown, where she double-majored in history and diplomacy, she became the first double amputee.

In Mullins making her mark in the sports world she has also excelled in the fashion world. In 1999, she was invited by Alexander McQueen to make her debut on the London catwalks. At an Alexander McQueen fashion show she made her modeling debut in custom-made high-heeled limbs carved of ash. Mullins has six pairs of prostheses in all, including shapely silicon cosmetic legs and the carbon-graphite stems she wears to compete in track.

This actress, athlete and activist Aimee Mullins has twelve pairs of amazing artificial legs. Prostheses made her faster, prettier, and even 15 centimeters higher, and now Amy alter our understanding of the capabilities of the human body. Aimee is among People magazine's 50 most beautiful people in the world.

In 2002 Aimee's film debut was a starring role in the highly acclaimed film by contemporary artist Matthew Barney, Cremaster 3, first presented in the US at the Guggenheim Museum in 2003. Cremaster 3 is "an astonishing work of creativity," and was lauded by The Guardian as "the first truly great piece of

cinema to be made in a fine art context. It is one of the most imaginative and brilliant achievements in the history of avant-garde cinema. In 2006, she appeared in World Trade Center, playing the role of a reporter. She also appeared, in 2003, in the made-for-television version of Agatha Christie's.

I think Aimee Mullins is great. She's intelligent, poised, a great speaker, and a role model for many. I chose her because of her love to life, because she doesn't give up. I admire her spirit. We used to know the disabled as unhappy and helpless person but Aimee Mullins shows us the strong and successful woman. Some people have everything and don't appreciate what they have. She likes to say that Pamela Anderson has more prosthetics in her body than she does, but nobody calls her disabled. Aimee Mullins proves to us that even disabled people can live as we all. And we should be happy every day just because we woke up or just because we have both of arms or legs or just because we alive. We should be thankful for what we have.


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