ABR Story

Andrae Jepsen


I have achieved many things in my short time of being an amputee, but the biggest achievement has been and always will be being a “Cancer Survivor”. I have always believed there are things that can take away your life, but Cancer can take over your life and I have chosen not to let it.

I made the decision to amputate my knee when I was only 18 years old and have never looked back. I knew that the world would not stop to feel sorry for me and that I would have to work harder for things others take for granted. I live by the philosophy “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, you’ll be successful”. I have worked hard to achieve a lot despite what the world may refer to as a “disadvantage”. “How can people call me dis-abled when I am able to do all I desire to do”? Living as an amputee has taught me so much about the human spirit and how much is possible with a little positive attitude, hard work, and always following a high standard of excellence.

I fully believe that GOD has kept me alive for a reason and I am still trying to figure out what his plans are for me. I know that my life is a testimony to his glory and mercy and that through me, I hope to show that nothing is impossible. To answer the question on my accomplishments, my accomplishments are not measured by medals or any other external awards, but by making a difference in other peoples lives.