Undergoing an amputation at the age of twelve would be considered debilitating to most, however Mary Martha Pickens is unique. She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and was left with no options, but to amputate above the knee. In her spare time she enjoys hiking mountains several times a year, scuba diving at exotic locations and snow skiing with her husband.

Undergoing an amputation at the age of twelve would be considered debilitating to most, however Mary Martha Pickens is unique. She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and was left with no options, but to amputate above the knee. Mary Martha recalls only feeling disappointed from having to miss her annual summer camp that year. By the next year she was up riding horses, running, jumping and performing all of the summer activities with the other campers. Mary Martha continued on her successful pathway going to The University of Texas, joining a sorority and participating as an active member of the university.

Mary Martha continued her education, obtaining a master’s degree and excelling in numerous occupations. Currently, a vital asset to her banking company, Mary Martha is constantly traveling. During her busy week, she somehow finds time to work out, doing such activities as yoga three times a week. In her spare time she enjoys hiking mountains several times a year, scuba diving at exotic locations and snow skiing with her husband. Mary Martha tackles life with a positive attitude and infectious smile.

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