|Full name Lora Jessica Webster|
Height 1.80 m
Name Lora Webster
|Hometown Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|Born August 26, 1986 (age 35), Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. (1986-08-26) |
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Webster was born in Phoenix, Arizona. By the time she turned 11 she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her left tibia. She underwent a rotationplasty procedure to remove the cancerous bone, and lost her knee that way. In 1998 she got prosthetic leg. In 2004, she graduated from Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, Arizona with Gene Autry Courage Award which she shared with Lynn Swan. While she was in high school she competed in track and diving at Lincoln East High School in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In 2003, she won a gold medal in Parapan American Games and in 2004 participated in 2004 Paralympic Games, where she won a bronze medal. She won a silver medal for her participation at 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. The same year she got a bronze medal for her participation at World Organization Volleyball for Disabled where she also won an Intercontinental Cup. She also got two gold medals in 2009, one for Parapan American Zonal Championship and another for EuroCup. In 2016, she competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.
Webster is married to Paul Bargellini in September 2010 and they have a daughter, Madelyn, who was born in January 2011. She likes to eat Italian food and watch such films as The Notebook, Bad Boys 2, Garden State and Miracle. She also watches TV shows such as Criminal Minds and Grey's Anatomy and listens to Adele. In the February 2006 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, she was named Cosmo's first Fun Fearless Female Reader and also won a prize of $10,000. Currently she studies broadcasting at the University of Central Oklahoma.