Physical Challenge: Quadruple Amputee
Hometown: Aurora, CO
Victoria (Torie) Mugo was a marathon runner who led an active lifestyle before contracting the flu, which turned quickly into severe septic shock; leading to multiple organ failure. In an attempt to save her life, she was put on life support and in a medically induced coma for one month.
While it saved her life, it resulted in a quadruple limb loss. Her hands were amputated at the wrist and her legs; below the knee. Determined to move, she trained herself to walk with her first leg sockets prior to her physical therapy. With the help of Rise Prosthetics and Orthotics and her Ossur running leg, she completed two 5K walks and now she has plans to run, continue hiking and start obstacle training.
In The Media
Episode 14: Torie Mugo and Gwen Jorgensen | 2021 CAF Heroes of Sport