My friend and patient – Morgan McCoy – has a big celebration on October 14th. That’s the day her right leg was amputated above the knee in order to save her life.

Morgan is the antithesis of the victim mentality that is plaguing our country. She’s celebrating the day her leg was amputated as “Brave and Strong” (BS) Day, using it as an opportunity to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network in Oklahoma. Morgan even made me a bracelet to wear on October 14th in honor of the occasion.

National Brave & Strong Day - Morgan McCoy

You can use this link to donate to the OU Dance Marathon benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network.

Morgan, girlfriend, here’s to people who overcome adversity instead of living as victims, and who make the world a better place for others.

Get to know Morgan in this brief video that will inspire you, too:

Learn more about this story of courage in this interview with Morgan, her parents and her orthopedic surgeon.