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Hi I'm Tami Stanley

I'm an amputee and I'm a Mormon. I believe that nothing is impossible with God and a willing heart!

About Me

I was born in Southern California and later moved to Utah as a teenager. I met my husband in high school were later married in an LDS Temple shortly after he returned from his LDS mission. My first priority in life has been my husband, four children, their spouses, and 5 grandchildren. I find great joy and fulfillment in being a wife, mother, and grandmother. I sustained a life changing leg injury while playing city softball, that limited my mobility to a wheelchair for 3 years. Despite that setback, I decided to become a student again after 29 years, and pursued a career in the medical field. I attended college while eventually having to undergo an amputation of my leg in 2004. In spite of those challenges, I graduated valedictorian of my class upon completion of my education. I love life and happy with the many opportunities my life allows me to pursue. I have learned to ski again with my disability, and have had the opportunity to be a driver of a two man bobsled on the United States Adaptive Bobsled team. I am an avid outdoors enthusiast of all types.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it has taught me who I am, why I am important, and why its important for me to strive to become better. Through the teachings I have learned in the gospel of Jesus Christ, I have been able to learn to pray and come to personally know my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. They are my strength, hope, and desire to become as they would have me be. I am grateful that our Heavenly Father does not always answer my prayers and desires that way that I want. As difficult at times as this journey has seemed for me, I have found purpose in my suffering. I have been given peace in my understanding. I have been greatly blessed with the ability to accept the things I could not change. I know my Heavenly Father and Savior love me, and helps me through the good times and difficult times that I have. They have shown me, because of my faith in them, the enabling power to get me through difficult times in my life. Through their gospel teachings, I know that the leg I have lost in this life will be fully restored to me in the afterlife, and I will be completely whole again through the resurrection. I also know that I have the opportunity to live with my husband and family after this life in joy and happiness with them through the blessings that come with entering the temple. My husband and family are the foundation of my life, and I cannot imagine having to live without them. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and his love for us. I have read and studied it many times and am grateful for the wonderful gift of having it to help me in my life.

How I live my faith

In my local and national community, I advocate for people who have experienced limb loss, and led efforts with the State Legislature and United States Congress, to better provide for those who have experienced amputation. I enjoy the many opportunities I've had in public speaking events throughout the country sharing messages of hope and encouragement and working with non profit organizations. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I have had many opportunities for speaking to individuals of all ages, serving the children, youth and adults. I love serving as a missionary for our church and sharing the message of Jesus Christ and the hope in this life it provides. I love having the opportunity to serve with my husband in church and community programs.