Jacky Hunt-Broersma is an amputee, cancer survivor, and ultra-runner who has only been running for the past five years. Originally from South Africa, Jacky currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. Being an amputee has not stopped Jacky from accomplishing some big goals such as her first 40-mile trail race, the TransRockies stage race and 100 miles on her treadmill in less than 24 hours.
Have you ever met someone that inspires you? I mean deep down inspiration! Meeting Jacky gave us a feeling of inspiration and awe that is hard to match. Jacky was not a runner before her leg was amputated, she became a runner after. Most people wouldn’t even think that was a possibility. Jacky is not like most people. Her motto is you are stronger than you think you are, and she lives it. She doesn’t focus on where she was, she focuses on what where she wants to be. I find myself thinking of this conversation often. I know you will enjoy Jacky’s story and wisdom as much as we did.