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Stephanie Jallen

American paralympic skier


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Stephanie Jallen , nicknamed Hopper, is an American skier. She qualified for the 2014 Winter Paralympics competing for Team USA and won a bronze in the standing Super-G and Super combined.Personal history Stephanie Jallen was born on 13 February 1996 in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Jallen was born with CHILD syndrome, Congenital Hemidysplasia with Ichthyosis and Limb Defects Syndrome. This meant that Jallen's left leg had to be amputated, her left side is under-developed, and she suffers from rashes. Her nickname, Hopper, comes from the fact that when her prosthetic limbs weren't being worn, she had to hop. Jallen has always been active and learned to play soccer with her friends. She does have a crutch but she uses it mainly for balance and is happy to stand or move around on her leg. In an interview she said that she would not want to have her limbs back to normal as that would just make her "boring". Jallen is studying at King's College in hopes of earning a business degree.

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King's College

Liberal arts college located in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States