Erin Deegan Conner (UNYQer Interview) Erin is an American accountant who defines herself as a “go-getter, a leader, and overall a badass” who always takes “a step out of the comfort zone”. Let’s check out why! Read her full interview and leave her a comment below. Each of us has a personal life story that […]
Erin is an American accountant who defines herself as a “go-getter, a leader, and overall a badass” who always takes “a step out of the comfort zone”. Let’s check out why!
Read her full interview and leave her a comment below.
At the age of 13 I was diagnosed with bone cancer, osteosarcoma, which had spread to both my lungs. After multiple lung surgeries I got my right leg amputated above the knee and came along with chemotherapy in order to save my life.
Being an amputee was difficult at first but once I became involved with the amputee community I learned new tips and tricks and things became easier.
The hardest challenge I’ve had has been dealing with my mental health. I struggled for years but finally figured out what works for me. I try to do something new regularly, whether that be trying a new restaurant, traveling somewhere new, or starting a new hobby. It keeps the mind fresh.
I step outside my comfort zone, I’ve found doing that helps me realize how much I can accomplish. Now, I strive to accomplish new things regularly and also step outside my comfort zone every chance I get. Just living life to its fullest.
I am inspired by confident movers and shakers, those who aren’t afraid to speak their mind or make change happen. So I particularly admire my friends, whether they are amputees or not, because everyone has a story to tell.
In 2015 UNYQ reached me out to be a patient model. Since then I love the design and how customizable the covers are, and it’s great to have symmetry with your other leg.
Besides, what I like most is durability. They are quite durable, as I’ve had mine for 5 years and it’s still holding strong!
(Check out Erin’s UNYQ Cover here)
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