Stephanie “The Hammer” Hammerman and her twin were highly foreseen by their family. They were marvel babies, however on the day they were conceived, their folks needed to correct their desires — or so they thought. While her twin was fit as a fiddle, Steph (or The Hammer, as she’s known to companions) had been brought into the world with a cerebral paralysis.
Her family was devastated. Doctors told them baby Steph was never going to be able to talk, read, or write. And walking was out of the question. “That was the start of me running contrary to the natural order of things,” Steph disclosed to ABC News. Her improvement may have been slower than her twin’s, however, Steph was a warrior from the begin.
Every time someone told her she wasn’t going to be able to do something, Steph was immediately spurred into action. She would find to prove them wrong. She not only learned to speak, read, and write but also attended mainstream school. By the age of 7, she was already going to the sleep-away camp. School led to college and then a master’s degree.
It was at school that Steph discovered her unfaltering affection for wellness. Around then, she needed bearing in her life and her wellbeing wasn’t excessively incredible. At that point, Steph found a mentor who prodded her on to set an unthinkable objective for herself. She chose to complete a long distance race and she did it, something clicked inside her: she was now an athlete.
In 2012, looking to up her marathon game, Steph went to a CrossFit gym on the recommendation of friends. She immediately knew she had found a community. Everybody at the gym was congratulating each other for their successful workouts and their progress. Within a year, Steph became a certified coach. In 2014 she became the first Level 2 CrossFit trainer with cerebral palsy. But not even cancer could stop her. “I remember thinking to myself: I don’t have time for cancer. I have so much that I want to do and so much life that I want to live,” she told
The energy and assurance to beat all chances that Steph had shown since she was a child helped bring her through 29 weeks of malignant growth treatment. By the following year, Nike had marked her as its first versatile competitor. She was working out, training, and contending once more.