Paralympic Triple Gold Medalist Provides Inspiration for Teens

“Different Doesn’t Mean Less — Work Hard and Follow your Passion
Feb. 1, 2013 - PRLog -- If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to make a world class athlete, just take a look at the life of Muffy Davis, the outstanding Paralympic gold medal cyclist and ski racer, advanced scuba diver, mountain climber and supermom, who has just been named PROMAbility™ ‘Icon of the Month’ for the month of February.

You don’t see a shadow of defeat when you view the outstanding work of this brilliant triple gold medal winner (USA, cycling) 2012 London Paralympics; four-time Paralympics winter medalist, and World Champion gold medalist, who has forged a career filled with accolades and sporting distinctions from athletic performances requiring not just physical strength, but excellent discipline and judgment. To anyone observing, what is immediately evident is an impressive individual possessing the key ingredients of success: high energy and drive, love and dedication to her sport, tough competitive spirit and an intense focus on ability.

It’s hard to believe that this superb American athlete has been in a wheelchair for more than twenty years.  At the tender age of 16 years, during a training run as a member of the US Olympic Development Team, she endured a devastating ski accident that fractured her spine and left her paralyzed from the chest down. But with the support of her loving family and the Salt Lake City skiing community, she adjusted her focus and was able to rekindle her big Olympic dream setting off on an amazing journey to sports stardom.

“I have an amazing life,” says Muffy.  “When people say they’re sorry for me, I say, “don’t be.” Today, Muffy’s well-stacked schedule combines the joy of wife and mother to her 3 year-old daughter Elle, with the super-active agenda of a star athlete and busy motivational speaker. Muffy and husband Jeff, spent 9 months travelling the world volunteering with non-profit organizations in developing countries helping to teach sports and recreation to people with disabilities.   She is a firm believer that different doesn’t mean less. The only limits in life are those we set ourselves.  She never looked back and her story says to young people, “nor should you.”

“You have to follow your passion — what inspires you; what makes you passionate about getting up every day.  Where do you see yourself and what do you want to do? Every day, work, work hard to accomplish that goal.”

A Life of Accomplishment that Imparts Hope and Confidence

Muffy Davis is one of seven high-achievers with disabilities, from the fields of sports, entertainment, business and education, one of whom has been named ‘Ability Icon’each month for the initiative. “Muffy’s inspirational story and life of accomplishment imparts a spirit of hope, confidence to high school seniors, who are getting ready to transition to higher education and the workforce, where they’ll face all kinds of challenges. We are most grateful to her for taking a moment to record a special message of encouragement for these graduates at,” says Lisa Hamilton Johnson, President of TLC Mobility Foundation, organizer of the PROMability Contest.

Two Lucky High School Seniors will Win Free Prom Giveaway

PROMAbility is now moving into its final stages when two graduating high school seniors from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami/Dade county public, private, or home school will win a free prom giveaway - from prom night limousine service, prom attire, hair styling, make-up, prom tickets, electronics − all taken care of, thanks to PROMability sponsors and supporters. Included is a “blue carpet” evening that will put the spotlight on the grand prizewinners, and celebrate the ability and diversity in our community on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 6 to 9 pm in Boca Raton. Winners will subsequently receive a one-on-one mentorship lunch with business professionals to support further development as they transition to higher education or the workplace. Please visit to learn more.

Donations, Sponsors, Exhibitors, Auction Items, and Volunteers Needed

We believe that by working together, we can make a positive impact for teens with disabilities, to help improve self-esteem through recognition, while they learn to appreciate their own unique strengths. We rely on donations, sponsors, and volunteer efforts from members of the community, corporations, and agencies to build and maintain our commitment to making a difference for these efforts. Donations should be made payable to TLC Mobility Foundation, 9858 Glades Road, Suite DB-200, Boca Raton, FL 33434, call 561.929.8950 or visit
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