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1-Legged Cheerleader Takes Self-Acceptance to New Heights

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Despite having only one leg, Patience Beard is a scholarship Division 1 Cheerleader at the University of Arkansas. Having lost her leg as an infant, Patience has never known life without a prosthetic. She admits to wanting to be like everyone else, but a supportive family helped her realize that she has the power to set her own standards of normalcy and to not ever feel ashamed for being different.

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