Top 70 Jessica Long Quotes

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I'd love to see the 200s, the 50s, the 400 IM. I would

I’d love to see the 200s, the 50s, the 400 IM. I would do so many events.
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Bedtime is truly one of my favorite times.
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There was a time I used to focus on just being skinny, and now I really think about how can I be strong.
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I used to not wear shorts in the summer time. I just wanted to hide it and wear long pants. Then after the Paralympics, I saw how the other athletes handled missing an arm or a leg and they didn’t care. That was what I needed to see.
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When I first began competing, brands were quite hesitant to feature disabled athletes in advertisements, perhaps due to a fear of offending consumers.
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I was never bullied as a kid, and I didn’t know that I was going to be bullied by adults because I park in handicapped. And I get it – I’m young and athletic – but I’m also missing legs.
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I fell in love with this idea of becoming a swimmer. I knew two strokes at the time but I went and I just loved racing these girls with legs.
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The last five years I’ve really worked on my mental health and seeing a therapist – which, it’s so funny cause I thought that in going into therapy, I was going to talk all about swimming, and if anything, I never talk about swimming.
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Swimming was truly a way that I just felt that freedom from all of those surgeries and the pain.
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Growing up, I was one of those energetic kids who never sat still.
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I don’t know anyone who has made it through this life with it being super easy. Life is hard.
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I think here in the U.S., we have a hard time accepting disabilities. That’s why I think it’s really good to share and let kids know that its not a disability, it’s an ability. You have an ability to inspire others.
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I met my sister Nastya, and saw that I looked very much like her. Nastya is just a year younger than I am.
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I’ve always just been really really active and I never wanted my legs to hold me back.
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In 2018 I really hurt my back, my lower back, and it’s been a couple of years where we finally found out that I have an extra vertebra in my back.
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It’s important that people can be themselves and live a normal life that’s not defined by a disability.
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I love routines and love having something to look forward to.
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I love swimming, but swimming can’t be my entire identity, my entire world.
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One of the very first fashion features where I appeared without my prosthetic legs was in ELLE magazine’s publication, ‘Gold Rush.’
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Before the Paralympic movement I definitely didn’t like wearing shorts because people would stare at me.
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Sometimes people look at people with disabilities and there’s a moment where they just feel sorry for them.
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I’m a big SkinCeuticals girl. I use their hyaluronic acid when my skin is a little wet, and I let it soak in.
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As a 12-year-old when I won my first gold in Athens, I wanted people to know what the Paralympic games were.
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At age 4 I started in gymnastics and used that as an outlet for my endless energy for several years.
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It’s really awesome to come back home and be recognized for the hard work.
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I always loved the water. It’s a place I can just take off these heavy prosthetics and just jump in the water and feel no different.
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Everyone had a loss or lost something during COVID. I allowed myself to take long baths, watch cheesy movies, and just tried to slow down, and I made sure to maintain my mental health.
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There was so much pain. Every time I grew, I had to go back in for a surgery. And I remember just being really, really scared but also, like, knowing exactly what to do. Like as a 3-year-old, I knew to crawl on top of the operating table.
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The idea that I got to be on a team with Trischa Zorn – as a 12-year-old – is wild to me.
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I don’t have anything to prove.
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Sometimes 15 minutes of putting in a deep conditioner or doing my makeup are all I need to feel good.
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I am so grateful that respected global swimwear brand A

I am so grateful that respected global swimwear brand Arena stepped up to support U.S. Paralympics as a supplier. They also sponsor me individually, as their first Paralympic swimmer.
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My legs are heavy. They hurt me. I’m in pain So to all the handicap police out there, just be kind. You don’t need to know why someone’s parked in handicapped – and yeah, just be kind.
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The Paralympics have given me so much, and I know what this sport can do for a young kid when it’s at its best.
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Everyone had legs. Even my younger sisters both had legs. It was hard to comprehend what I did wrong: Why me? Then I found out about the Paralympics. It really did completely change my life.
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There are things out of my control and that fuels my fire.
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