Paralympian spreads message of resilience

Paralympian shares message of resilience

MINNEAPOLIS – After her leg was amputated at the age of five, Bonnie St. John has had to be very resilient.

Despite losing her leg, Bonnie went on to become the first African-American to ever win a medal in the winter Olympics. She won medals in skiing at the 1984 Paralympic games in Innsbruck, Austria.

She just wrote her latest book called “Micro-Resilience,” aimed at helping others boost focus, drive and energy throughout the day.

Bonnie was the keynote speaker Tuesday in Minneapolis at the Girls on the Run “Limitless Potential” luncheon.

She sat down with KARE 11’s Bryan Piatt to talk about her mission to spread a message of resilience to others.

For more on Bonnie visit her website.

For more on Girls on the Run visit their website.

© 2017 KARE-TV


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