Lacey Henderson
Lacey Henderson is a Paralympian, Speaker, Model and Sport and Performance Psychology Professional. She has written numerous published work, been in international commercials, served in varying capacities in local government. Her most important accomplishment is sharing her experience and knowledge to empower and spread resources with those around her.
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Professional achievements:
Long jumper for Team USA
Six-time USA National Champion in the long jump, the world record holder in the pole vault, and the American record holder in the long jump
Participated in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
Earned a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru
Currently training for the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo
Diagnosed with rare synovial sarcoma at nine years old
Had her right leg amputated above the knee and went through years of physical therapy and childhood ridicule
Received a cheerleading scholarship to the University of Denver
Works with children with limb difference and uses her athletic and social platform to normalize disability in society
Hosts the "Picked Last in Gym Class" podcast which celebrates the adversity that people have overcome before finding success
Hosted Microsoft's "In Culture" series, featuring New Orleans Saints legend Steve Gleason, among others
Expert in hosting, comedy, camps/clinics, and DEI initiatives
Has powerfully spoken in many team and corporate settings, such as SDSU Athletics, Ted Talk, and Qualcomm Headquarters
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