After she announced her pregnancy, trolls sent her abusive messages; she then describes what happened.

Make lemonade when life hands you lemons!

The reality is that this is easier said than done, but Jessica Quinn found a way to make lemonade out of life’s lemons, and she is now living life to the fullest, despite the ordeal she was forced to endure as a child and all the looks and hurtful comments she has endured over the years.

This soon-to-be mother of three, now 30 years old, was an active and sporty child when she was only eight years old. But only until she tried to demonstrate her abilities by standing on a soccer ball, at which point she fell and broke her femur.

I decided to stand on a soccer ball while playing outside with my sister in an effort to balance and show off a little, but I slipped off and broke my femur bone.”I was rushed to the hospital, where they performed surgery and attempted to mend the break,” she stated. Without understanding why the bone had cracked in the first place, they attempted to mend it for roughly three to four months.


Jessica was in agonizing pain after a surgery and several more treatments, but the bone still wouldn’t mend after four months. She had osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that frequently arises in the cells that build bones, which caused doctors to run additional tests after they became perplexed.

As a result of Jessica’s initial treatment with intense chemotherapy, her weight dropped to a risky 18 kg.

“It was the only real way to get rid of everything and save my life,” the author said.

Jessica continues, “But there were a few things at play. Because I’d broken my leg, it was complicated by the risk of the cancer being spread. They had also tried to fix the leg by putting rods up my femur bone, so having a bone replacement or anything like that was just not really an option. The goal was simply to save my life.”

The medical professionals gave the family two choices.One involved what she refers to as “a full hip disarticulation,” or an amputation high in her hip socket.

But without a knee joint, you don’t really have anything to attach your prosthetic to, and since I was still a child and was rather active, I wanted to lead as regular a life as possible.

The second treatment option was a ground-breaking procedure that was the first of its type to be carried out in New Zealand.

It was a rotationplasty, a procedure in which the middle of a leg is cut off, turned 180 degrees, and then reattached to the thigh. As a result, the ankle acts as the knee joint and the calf as the ankle.

“I was the first person in New Zealand to successfully undergo this kind of amputation,” Jessica said.


Over time, Jessica learned how to live her life to the fullest and accepted herself the way she is. She regained her self-confidence and became inspiration to millions. Today, she’s an athlete, a model, and an influencer with almost one million TikTok followers.

“I wanted to tackle this cookie cutter mould of the perfect body portrayed in the media. My dream was to see people like myself with real bodies represented,” she shared with the New Zealand Herald.

In a popular video she shared, Jessica answered the question, “Do you hide your insecurities?” “8-year-old me: hide your prosthetic leg so no one stares. 29-year-old me: no!” she captioned the video showing her puling down her shorts to hide her prosthetic at first and then proudly posing and showing it to the world to see.

This proud woman even took part in Dancing With the Stars and raised $55,000 for New Zealand’s Child Cancer Foundation.

“Walking is hard for me, let alone dancing. That was the furthest I’ve ever pushed myself outside my comfort zone.” She continued, “Seeing the effect my message has had on all these kids who ask me to have photos with them is an awesome feeling.”

Recently, she posted about her life and everything she has gone through. Her post was seen by over 1 million people. “21 years ago today I was wheeled into a 14 hour amputation that would hopefully save my life. After a lengthy cancer battle my unique surgery (see my other videos) was done as a last option to survive. I wish I could go back and tell younger me the life I’d go on to live, what a 21 years it has been. Here’s to many more,” she wrote.


However, no matter how much she inspires many, there are also those who post negative comments.

Posting a video of her pregnant belly, she addressed the mean commenters who wrote  “I would like to see which man was this level of brave plz” and “who the hell pregnanted her.”

Jessica responded, “I HONESTLY do not get down about comments like this. I truly am proud of the body I live in. I know everything I went through to get to this point and it’s all an incredible miracle in my eyes.” She continued, “I also love the community I have built, it’s only when my videos go viral and are shared with people who haven’t followed my story that these comments appear and that just shows we can’t judge a book by [its] cover.”

Her supporters showed they were by her side and wrote heartfelt messages. I always think how lonely, sad and unfulfilled these faceless internet trolls are to write such things,” and “The fact these comments don’t phase you Jess make you even more of an inspiration to me.”

We wish Jessica never loses her positive attitude.

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