Cadie’s professional skills, which include organization, prioritization, time management, goal setting and achievement and vision, have helped her overcome a great personal tragedy after she lost her leg. She was forced to evaluate her life and focus on what was important. Cadie’s worked to achieve balance and inner peace and has participated in her first triathlon less than a year after becoming an amputee. She’s “walked the walk” on two legs and on one. She’s an avid sports fan, she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology, holds an M.A. in Forensic Psychology and is a certified Life and Triathlon Coach. Cadie became the first amputee to join the Breast Cancer Fund’s annual Climb Against the Odds and started North Carolina’s first para-multisport club and is a coach for Getting2Tri.
Cadie knows that everyone has their share of struggles and that hers are more visible to others. She loves that she can give hope and courage to people just from being herself and living her life. There’s nothing she can’t do now that she could before. Cadie’s prosthetic inspires her to challenge herself more than before. When she accomplishes something that’s physically challenging, she feels like she can conquer the world. She looks forward to encouraging and fostering positive change through increased awareness, long-term vision, and planning. Cadie will show you that with a positive, actionable attitude and vision, the impossible is within reach.
Photographer Erin L. Hubbs