First amputee beauty queen

    September 3rd 2010, 5:43am - Posted by Administrator

  • Chole Jones, 20 who lost her leg in a hit-and-run car accident became the first Miss England amputee beauty queen. Chole, a student, was walking home from lectures wit

    Chole Jones, 20 who lost her leg in a hit-and-run car accident became the first Miss England amputee beauty queen. Chole, a student, was walking home from lectures with a friend when an out of control car pinned her against the wall, severing completely her left leg below the knee. Unfortunately, so far, no one has been arrested for the accident.

    This turned the life of a carefree textile student at Nottingham Trent University upside down. As soon as got out of the hospital she realized the challenge she was up against, an uncertain situation, not knowing how harsh her future may turn out to be. But while in the hospital she watched Heather Mills on Dancing on Ice and noticed a few models for disable people were out there. She developed a thought that she could still do things in her life as she did before. She shared her feelings and thoughts with a friend and how she was thinking to enter a beauty contest. Her friend told her about the Miss Nottigham Competition which was about to start. She had the courage to trample over her thoughts being physically disabled and sent her pictures to participate in contest. Soon she was over the moon learning that she had been accepted for the contest.

    She made it to the final after being shortlisted and it was beyond what she had expected. She admits that before her disability she would have never enough nerves to participate in a beauty contest. She, wearing long pink dress, was the only one on chair among participants and her fellow entrants helped her perform all the choreography. Her courage, confidence and efforts impressed the judges so much they created a special category of Miss Charity and crown her that for her fundraising efforts. She raised £1, 300 through sponsorship and donations for her local hospice to help the competition gain a charity element.

    Describing her accident, she says that was walking back home with her housemate Georgia after attending a lecture when a van in front of them rammed a tax from back which mounted on the kerb. She was on the kerb and got smashed by the taxi straight into the wall. She slipped down between the car and wall causing her left leg to get almost detached with streams of blood gushing out. Her friend was shocked but Chole kept her head in control despite of knowing that she had lost her leg permanently.

    She was rushed to the hospital finally and underwent a surgery. She says that she was not expecting doctors to save her leg and was conscious during the surgery. After that she began getting used to being without the left leg while still in bed. She was brought her sketchbook in hospital and she spent time studying and watching DVDs. She began to think how she would adjust to her future disabled life. When someone told her that she would not be able to get on her with her life anymore, she became even more determined to make it. Now she is actively pursing her studies and attending rehabilitation twice a week to get used to on a prosthetic leg.

    Chole's story shows the other side of the picture our lives which most of us are not able to see. She proved that having confidence in yourself and putting aside all the negative vibes are the keys to live successfully. Miss England orgnanizer Angie Beasley said Chole was the girl who put up a brave face in front of the crowd during and after the contest and gave a different dimension to the contest.

    h a friend when an out of control car pinned her against the wall, severing completely her left leg below the knee. Unfortunately, so far, no one has been arrested for the accident.

    This turned the life of a carefree textile student at Nottingham Trent University upside down. As soon as got out of the hospital she realized the challenge she was up against, an uncertain situation, not knowing how harsh her future may turn out to be. But while in the hospital she watched Heather Mills on Dancing on Ice and noticed a few models for disable people were out there. She developed a thought that she could still do things in her life as she did before. She shared her feelings and thoughts with a friend and how she was thinking to enter a beauty contest. Her friend told her about the Miss Nottigham Competition which was about to start. She had the courage to trample over her thoughts being physically disabled and sent her pictures to participate in contest. Soon she was over the moon learning that she had been accepted for the contest.

    She made it to the final after being shortlisted and it was beyond what she had expected. She admits that before her disability she would have never enough nerves to participate in a beauty contest. She, wearing long pink dress, was the only one on chair among participants and her fellow entrants helped her perform all the choreography. Her courage, confidence and efforts impressed the judges so much they created a special category of Miss Charity and crown her that for her fundraising efforts. She raised

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