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NubAbility Athletics Coach

Bree McMahon

“You never know how much you truly appreciate something till it’s been taken away from you. Recovery is 99 percent choice and 1 percent chance. I’m grateful to be able to help others through coaching.”

About Bree

Limb Difference: Traumatic

Type: Left Leg AKA

Sport: Soccer

By the end of her senior year at Freedom High in Tampa, Bree McMahon had big plans. A star player on her State Cup soccer team, she had fielded multiple offers to play collegiate soccer, and was looking forward to starting at the school of her choice, Brevard College, on scholarship in the Fall.

That all changed in an instant during a routine carwash fundraiser for her soccer team that nearly turned fatal. A driver (who was a close friend) lost control of their car and pinned her to a brick wall, crushing both her legs and setting her down a new path of rehab and an all-new way of life.

After the accident, Bree was in a medically induced coma for six days. She ended up losing her left leg above the knee and had major damage to her right leg (she lost 95% of her calf muscle and has a fused ankle). Against the odds (and a scary first diagnosis in which she nearly became a double amputee), she persevered and became a Division II collegiate soccer player by doing what most limb-different athletes do so well—adapting.

After sitting on the bench all freshman year for rehab, she changed positions from field player to goalkeeper and started scoring time on the field. Now a recent Brevard College graduate, McMahon plans to turn her love of soccer into a professional coaching career.


Featured in “The Comeback” on ESPN

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