"...don’t complain about what you don’t have
when others are worse off than you."
- Sheree Clampit
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Sometimes in surfing the web you come across stories about others that cannot but move and inspire you to achieve and do more with your life; with what you got. This week's "KnockOut!" Inspiration comes from a young Australian woman, Sheree Clampit, who was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), a rare disorder that effects the joints of the body, curving limbs, fixing them, preventing them from having full range, because muscles, and or ligaments in those areas may be weakened, short or missing altogether. In severe cases the individual may be bound to a wheel chair, for others surgeries, often multiple will be necessary to correct club feet, reposition twisted hands, etc. Each case is unique. Sheree has had to undergo 22.
Her parents never gave up hope although doctors may have in the beginning and by the time she was of school age she was able to walk. Sheree is undaunted by AMC. She is a young woman on the move. A finalist for The Pride of Australia Courage Medal Sheree aspires to having a career in counseling and welfare.
At the present time as with many diseases it is not known what the exact cause in fetal development is that leads to Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita.