At age 22, Stefanie Shaffer and her family headed to the Bahamas for what they thought was going to be a fun, relaxing vacation. But things took a turn for the worst when their tour boat engine exploded, injuring nine people and killing one. Stefanie was one of the nine injured on that day. Her injuries included broken bones and internal bleeding, but the worst damage was to her legs, which had to be amputated.
Stefanie has gone through several surgeries, months of rehab, and learning to walk again. She has made tremendous strides, and although the road ahead is still a long one, Stefanie remains driven.
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Stefanie has inspired each of us with her perseverance and positive attitude, and we know Stefanie will ultimately inspire and help many others overcome their own adversities. Our goal is to help her spread this gift and share her story to inspire others as she continues to thrive in her recovery.