How Lauren Wasser, the Model With Golden Legs, Made a Triumphant Return | Vogue

  • Published on Sep 13, 2018
  • After surviving toxic shock syndrome and the loss of both legs, Lauren Wasser talks rediscovering her style and finding new ways to engage with fashion.
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  • Claudia Palacio
    Claudia Palacio Year ago +2922

    She has not only golden legs, also her heart and mind.

    • Astrit Bushi
      Astrit Bushi 10 months ago

      That's okay I will accept her she can be my wife anytime she wants or my girlfriend,still I will love her

    • R Vale
      R Vale 10 months ago

      never has to worry about shaving her legs, stepping on legos or banging her shins on anything so lucky

    • Сакен Наурызбаев
      Сакен Наурызбаев Year ago

      @Reshmi Basu ЙЙ

  • jacquelyn quinn
    jacquelyn quinn Year ago +849

    “I look cool, I look like a warrior.” What we all should say every day. She’s a role model... model

    • Cat Lovely
      Cat Lovely Year ago +1

      Loved your comment Jacquelyn!
      A role model, model indeed!

    • BossAndrew
      BossAndrew Year ago

      you cant be over confident its like saying I will never die 1000 times you will die eventually that doesn't make a difference

    • Diana Grace
      Diana Grace Year ago +3

      Loved that part too!

    AIDEN ZAE ♪ Year ago +375

    I dont know if it's because she's just born to be a model that she looked stunning or is it because her confidence just written all over her face. But i admire her!

    • John Okamoto
      John Okamoto Year ago +2

      confidence is beautiful

    • Anaïs Martinez
      Anaïs Martinez Year ago +9

      Being a model definitely is a confidence booster even without legs.. just look at that beautiful face

  • Alice Horton
    Alice Horton 2 months ago +16

    ''5:55 Son unos de los Topgirls.Uno
    15:55 Sun: ''Hotter''
    15:55 Hopi: ''Sweeter''
    15:55 Joonie: ''Cooler''
    15:55 Yoongi: ''Butter''
    15:55 Son unos de los mejores conciertos ,
    , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente...''

  • Isabel Spencer
    Isabel Spencer Month ago +20

    23:23 -Hermosa elección- 4.Fo/Hotlove
    10:10 Hopi: ″Sweeter″
    11:12 Sun: ″Hotter″
    00:18 Toonie: ″Cooler″
    18:00 Yoongy: ″Butter″
    23:23 /Son unos de los mejores conciertos ☬/

  • D F
    D F 3 years ago +6013

    She seems like she's very comfortable where she's at in life now. I give her a ton of credit,because she's not only alive after going through that,but is actually living her life.

    • Joanna Bajena
      Joanna Bajena 3 years ago +2

      darthvader0219 yeah ofc but I mean that if she didn’t have prostethics regardless of how beautiful she is we wouldn’t have really known about her.

    • Figci Productions
      Figci Productions 3 years ago +11

      She gets popularity because she has a beautiful face. If she had the face of a witch on the other hand she would be practically invisible and very unconfident. Beauty privilege applies to everyone! Even people with missing limbs. Heck I bet even less attractive women with legs are jealous of her!

    • Joanna Bajena
      Joanna Bajena 3 years ago +2

      Im happy for her, but its kind of sad to me that she wasnt -this- well known and popular before.

    • Bel Art
      Bel Art 3 years ago +5

      well..maybe she just puts a brave face ...what do we know ..? she is a trooper anyway ....btw cant believe they still sell these tampons in 2018 ..

    • Lahang Subba
      Lahang Subba 3 years ago +1


  • aanchal jaiswal
    aanchal jaiswal Year ago +329

    She looks badass. I love her confidence and attitude. Many people with legs are unable to pull off such attitude. I so admire her❤️❤️

    • mlang52
      mlang52 10 months ago +1

      Her gait is amazing. Having a numb right leg, I know how hard it would be if both of my legs were numb! She has a nice looking gait! I hope she goes far! She has, already, accomplished so much. She is so beautiful.

  • Sybil Campbell
    Sybil Campbell 3 months ago +33

    5:55 Son unos de los Topgirls.Uno
    15:55 Sun: ''Hotter''
    15:55 Hopi: ''Sweeter''
    15:55 Joonie: ''Cooler''
    15:55 Yoongi: ''Butter''
    15:55 Son unos de los mejores conciertos ,
    , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente...

  • Audrey Mcdowell
    Audrey Mcdowell 2 months ago +29

    Son unos de los TOPGIRLS.Uno
    Sun: ''Hotter''
    Sugar: ''Sweeter''
    Joonie: ''Cooler''
    Yoongi: ''Butter''
    Son unos de los mejores conciertos.#垃圾

  • S B
    S B 10 months ago +26

    Lauren is such a tomboy and I love it! She oozes a healthy balance of feminine and masculine energy effortlessly, and she owns her worth

  • Ellen Leather
    Ellen Leather 3 years ago +3840

    This is so what the world of fashion needs, representing disabilities / amputees and women’s health issues. Amazing!

    • Cristina Grigorie
      Cristina Grigorie 2 years ago

      Thank you, on behalf of my son

    • Ethan Calder
      Ethan Calder 3 years ago

      And men's health issues*

    • permafrost
      permafrost 3 years ago

      @Jordan Jank lmao ikr all these hypocrites.

    • Black Pink
      Black Pink 3 years ago


    • Haylee Bennett
      Haylee Bennett 3 years ago +8

      @E G because they have periods that could lead to tss? Come on dude. Just because the conversation is about women doesnt mean men are less important. It just means its not their time.

  • Ricardo dos Santos Corrêa Corrêa

    Parabéns pelo exemplo, por mostrar as pessoas como é bom viver e vencer os desafios. Com todo respeito... Você é uma belíssima mulher.

  • Kit C
    Kit C Year ago +7

    Her golden legs are so cool! Her attitude and drive are super inspiring and I love that she’s using her experiences to push for positive change. What a woman!

  • Kimberly H
    Kimberly H Year ago +2

    It's good to bring awareness. I admire her strength and positive outlook she has.

  • kcmy5
    kcmy5 Year ago +2

    Love her energy! What an awesome role model!

  • Haruchai
    Haruchai Year ago +2

    What a woman, what a fighter, what a trooper. RESPECT! A great inspiration for people in similar circumstances. She doesn't lie down and cry about it, she doesn't want sympathy for it, she owns it.

  • Melissa Chapin
    Melissa Chapin Year ago +5

    As an actor and a woman with a disability, I esteem you, Lauren Wasser, for fighting the good fight every day! Thank you for being a visible reminder of how our struggles make us, not break us, especially when approached with tenacity and heart. So proud of my wheelchair right now! 👩‍🦼✨

  • WomBatVIC
    WomBatVIC Year ago

    Good on you Lauren. I'm sure you had your bad times but it looks like you've really taken the positives out of this setback.

  • Carole Watson-Mckoy

    A beautiful young woman. I love the gold legs. A great role model
    to young people everywhere
    What a lovely personality. Watching her had made my day
    a truly determined and bright young lady

  • I'm not sure Why
    I'm not sure Why 2 years ago +5127

    She actually looks pretty cool with those golden legs.

  • Rick McIntosh
    Rick McIntosh Year ago +1

    The courage this young lady has demonstrated is off the charts. God bless her in taking on disabilities an example for the world to see.

    • moneem ahmed
      moneem ahmed Year ago +1

      hawaru friend came please Pakistan ILOVEU

  • Lisa Zambito
    Lisa Zambito Year ago

    I remember when the toxic shock syndrome came out in the early 1980s. I thought it only had affected that one woman who died back then, and maybe a few others, because I hadn't heard of it since that one incident What a surprise to find it has affected so many women. I'm glad she is doing something abatout it with that congresswoman.

  • Cornelia Patterson
    Cornelia Patterson 2 months ago

    23:23 Hermosa elección 😘 Topgirls.Uno de los mejores conciertos ❤
    23:23 Senada: ''Hermoso''
    23:23 Megan: ''Hotter''
    23:23 Hopi: ''Sweeter''
    23:23 Joonie: ''Cooler''
    23:23 Yoongi: ''Butter''
    23:23 Amor: ''Momentos''
    23:23 Alfiora: ''Preety''
    23:23 Alana: ''Awesome''
    23:23 Son unos de los mejores conciertos, no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente 🖤.

  • Mike Hardison
    Mike Hardison Year ago

    Very inspiring April 15th when I lost my leg and I agree with her and I'm pushing myself through all the training and stuff now

  • Hien Hoang
    Hien Hoang Year ago +1942

    I'm so dumb lol. When she said I grew up with "model" parents, I immediately thought she meant parents who are so good at parenting that they set an example for how to be a good parent.

  • Carrie's Comments
    Carrie's Comments Year ago +1

    What a strong woman! Not letting something which could have dragged her down, become something positive in her life! Amazing!

  • Duarte Garcia
    Duarte Garcia 3 months ago

    I love how she's adjusted to it, her mentality facing all of this.
    Are those legs made out of actual gold, or just golden coloured?
    It's for a weird question of "are gold prosthetic limbs possible" that came up, an answer would be appreciated--

  • Bow Diary CHANNEL
    Bow Diary CHANNEL Year ago +1

    She is amazing! Love that positive energy ❤️

  • Людмила Иванова

    Счастье этой Девушки,у нас есть ноги руки,а мы жалуемся на жизнь. Молодец.

    • Оксана К
      Оксана К 6 months ago

      Это здорово, что у людей с ограниченными возможностями есть шанс жить полноценной жизнью. Это практически самое главное. Думаю, многие падают духом ещё и потому, что не имеют возможность приобрести протезы, у некоторых даже коляски нормальной нет. Человек становится очень ограниченным и зависимым в таких обстоятельствах. И это очень угнетает.

    • Екатерина Великая
      Екатерина Великая 7 months ago

      Господи прости меня грешную!

  • God Save The Fiction
    God Save The Fiction 3 years ago +6719

    I am shocked that every body is commenting how great she looks and nobody seems concenrs about the toxics tampons that are the reason why she got her both legs amputated

    • ivy league
      ivy league 16 days ago

      I dated a girl with the same medical issue. She had told me she was severely allergic to tampons

    • B M
      B M 27 days ago

      Hmmm. I thought this.
      And why not more encouragement fr government to use period pants? (Capitalism obvs) I switched and wow. I wish they had them when I was a kid

    • Mark Clinton
      Mark Clinton 7 months ago

      @lettering with BB You are looking so wonderful

    • Mark Clinton
      Mark Clinton 7 months ago

      @Kelsey hello how are you doing today

    • Mary M
      Mary M Year ago

      @r 1234 Toxic Shock Syndrome or TSS is the cause of her amputations. There was too much bacteria built up during her period which caused her body to go into "Septic shock" or Sepsis.
      Sepsis happens when the infection enters your blood stream. Sepsis can cause death, as well as terrible infections in the person's feet. To save the person's life, the most infected areas must be removed.
      Tampons can contribute to TSS bc tampons encourage the bacteria to grow inside to possibly dangerous levels, instead of allowing it all to flow out.
      Research shows that tampon use is considered "safe" if ppl *don't* use the high absorbancy tampons, and remove before 8 hours.
      If you follow any OBGYN's on YT, you know that TSS is considered rare.
      To be safer, avoid super absorbancy tampons, look for *organic cotton* tampons and pads, or use a feminine cup instead.
      I'm not a doctor, just a woman who has a period 😉 Hope this helps!

  • Pink Frangipani
    Pink Frangipani Year ago

    Wow. Such an inspirational story and courageous woman. I learned so much. What a wonderful role model for women, young and old. Just amazing. Thank you, Vogue for this story.

  • The Trend
    The Trend Year ago +3

    She walks so naturally with her prosthetics. Kudos to whoever built them and helped her learn to walk again. And so happy she didn't let her loss take her down, she looks great

    • Bheem Kumar
      Bheem Kumar 8 months ago

      Do you like to be in a relationship with me. I like to be in a relationship with you. I am an Indian. I am studying engineering in India.

  • Gorgeous G
    Gorgeous G Year ago +4

    I love this lady and I'd be so proud to meet her. It would be such an honor. ❤

  • Alexander Schmidt
    Alexander Schmidt Year ago +1

    WHAT a beauty! What a personality! WOW! My deepest respect as my total admiration! All the best for your future, young lady!

  • Mariko True
    Mariko True 3 years ago +1801

    I know it sounds odd, but those golden legs suit her. She looks strong, proud and even like a superhero. She is beautiful with a spirit I can't even imagine. So consider all that along with this comment. How about someone (designer/corp/whatever) makes her clear acrylic legs? If the joints or connections must be another material, paint that material silver or maybe gold. I was trying to think of a way so that she showcases the clothes on a catwalk without the golden legs overpowering (ironic yes?) the outfit. In any event this woman is more of a MODEL than a model. Thank you Vogue and Lauren Wasser for sharing!

    • Last
      Last Year ago

      how can i be constantly so miserable about my life when people like this exist?

    • PatME bG
      PatME bG Year ago

      I like the gold, really eye-catching.

    • George B. Wolffsohn
      George B. Wolffsohn 3 years ago +2

      @Caffeine Fiend get over it. That's your prejudice.

    • Sarah Halbtag
      Sarah Halbtag 3 years ago +11

      @Kelvin Singing Channel Acually in this case you're wrong, because the legs are not exacly a part of her body. So its a fashion thing. But when it comes to implants in a human body, you're right.

  • Katja Müller
    Katja Müller Year ago

    What an exceptionally strong woman. I’m in awe. Go on, girl!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Larry
    Larry Year ago +2

    Watching this made me look up what TSS actually was.
    I'm 60 & never heard of it, but I'm now wiser.
    This is a remarkable young lady who seems to have taken what life has given her and made the best use of it.
    Well done & stay positive. Life is for living, not for wasting on being miserable. Either way, you only have *ONE* chance.

  • Jennifer Morgan
    Jennifer Morgan Year ago

    Love this woman and her inspiring outlook

  • John Partridge
    John Partridge Year ago

    This Lady is incredibly brave but she has such a positive outlook on life that is so uplifting, good luck to her because she deserves it 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Z
    Z 3 years ago +5043

    This shows you can do anything no matter what gets in the way. Its great to see the world of fashion respects disabilities🌍💖🌺

    • moneem ahmed
      moneem ahmed Year ago

      ILOVEU ILOVEU ILOVEU zara please wahtsap please

    • Mr. zenedin
      Mr. zenedin 2 years ago

      Hi zara I'm zayed I want to frend ship you really ok plz tell me

    • fatguylungs
      fatguylungs 3 years ago

      *IF you've got a pretty face
      *OR if your parents are rich

    • Wolf Gang
      Wolf Gang 3 years ago +1

      Not real

    • Rajinder Singh Khurmi
      Rajinder Singh Khurmi 3 years ago

      Waheguru mehar kario ji 🙏

  • velvuhts
    velvuhts Year ago

    i'm really happy to see how positive and confident she is with herself now after watching the other video when she goes in depth about losing her first leg. she's amazing.

  • J M
    J M Year ago

    You're so brave and beautiful, inside and out. Bravo for using your fame for positive change, and awareness on a topic that NEEDS a voice

  • Little Frog 🐸
    Little Frog 🐸 Year ago

    Toxic shock syndrome is so serious. I'm glad you survived. 💗

  • Barbara Centauro
    Barbara Centauro Year ago

    She is an amazing role model.

  • The sound of freedom

    What an inspiration, this just represents how power the mind is, and how strong women are.

  • Ari6lle1nWonderl2nd
    Ari6lle1nWonderl2nd 9 months ago +4

    Wait, so how long after you had the right leg amputated did you get the left amputated, and what was the damage that caused you to have to amputate the second one? I’m wondering because I see in that runway clip you still have your left leg and it looks ok.
    Edit: I looked it up, and she had the left leg amputated six years after the right.

  • David Trevino
    David Trevino Year ago

    Wow! What an amazing woman! Tremendous role model for all!

  • Phyllis
    Phyllis Year ago

    Her realistic positive outlook is encouraging!! I wish her the best.

  • PenelopeDinkledong S
    PenelopeDinkledong S 3 years ago +490

    Toxic Shock Syndrome first became known to the world back in the early 80s, when Rely Tampons--a new brand--came out, and young women were dropping left and right, as in dying. So strange that almost 40 years later, this is still an issue? I hope it's a rare issue. This young woman is amazing.

    • Matthew Smith
      Matthew Smith 3 years ago

      TSS is a reaction to a particular bacterial infection; it's not specific to tampon use, that's just how it became notorious.

    • NoVaKane
      NoVaKane 3 years ago

      @Mamiflar Fallen is that what happend? I thought it was because the ladies left it in too long.

    • NoVaKane
      NoVaKane 3 years ago +1

      Ah tss yeah m didn't know what it was

    • Mrs. Bear
      Mrs. Bear 3 years ago +1

      This is why I'll only use a tampon when i have to go swimming.otherwise I'll use pads because they are the safest route👍

  • Agnaldo Avelar
    Agnaldo Avelar 7 months ago

    Olá , parabéns pela sua trajetória e história de sua vida , gosto de moda evc está no meio dela ,siga em frente! Adorei vc!!!

  • Shruti Trivedi
    Shruti Trivedi Year ago

    She's so brave and inspiring!

  • live well with EDS
    live well with EDS 4 months ago

    I really love when people have fun or pretty prosthetics and mobility aids. I always decorate my wheelchair and walker and love it. it's hard to draw attention as a disabled person, but the self expression is so worth it.

  • Poli Feli
    Poli Feli Year ago

    Ella es hermosa, luchadora e increíble mujer! Éxitos en todo eres un ejemplo a seguir hermosa! Love u

  • Awentia Wolf
    Awentia Wolf 3 years ago +1689

    She does look amazing, and so strong! ♥️

    • Kristina Bliss
      Kristina Bliss Year ago

      Strong? Well her lower legs are strong.

    • CC
      CC 3 years ago +1

      just wanted to throw that out there

    • Joe Dee
      Joe Dee 3 years ago

      She has shitloads of money and she can afford the legs that make her life as comfortable as she had her real legs. It is not hard to be strong in such conditions. And look amazing.

    • askdj hdjjej
      askdj hdjjej 3 years ago

      it is only money

  • Ted McClellan
    Ted McClellan Year ago

    So impressed by this video. So very glad that I took the time to watch it. Wishing Lauren and others the very best.

  • Butterflies and Silk Florals

    I love your incredible story and your gold legs are cool. I'm glad you didn't give up but kept going to tell the awareness of TSS. God bless you.😊👍🌺

  • pushistikya
    pushistikya Year ago +2

    Such a strong girl! ❤️❤️❤️
    Really impressed!

  • ZeL
    ZeL 7 months ago +3

    She is a woman example. God blessed her ! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🇧🇷

  • Thugiit_out
    Thugiit_out Year ago +539

    The fact that, something that is considered as an essential could potentially kill you, is making me angry. I might not know how it feels to go through menstruation, but more needs to be done to ensure that, these products are safe for everyone who uses them.
    "More research has been done on coffee filters than on tampons." Is not pleasing me at all. 💔

    • Stef Diaz Diaz
      Stef Diaz Diaz 8 months ago

      @UmbraKrameri that is crazy

    • UmbraKrameri
      UmbraKrameri 11 months ago +3

      @That sensitive psychopath Of course we have other options. I am not afraid of tampons, but for a health reason I cannot use them (I most likely have a thing called vaginosis... it causes the muscles to contract involutarily when I try to insert anything). I never had a problem with pads, although would love to switch for a solution that's better for the environment. The problem is, I think, that tampons are actually the worst option regarding TSS risk and still the most heavily marketed, especially towards young women. I remember it was a shameful thing in high school that I didn't use tampons.

    • That sensitive psychopath
      That sensitive psychopath Year ago +6

      To be honest there are plenty of other products women can use if they are scared of tampons, I am one of them, as soon as I knew this was a possibility I never even thought about using tampons, there are special underwear (variying degrees of usefulness), suction cups, pads, cloth you wash, some of these are better options for environmental reasons, but the chance of developing TSS is always there, Albeit in smaller percentages, the reasonable thing to do is to remember to change every four hours or so, which can be quite expensive+you forget due to being tired+don't have time. Generally, this is unfortunate, but it happens.

    • Embatrix'#zard
      Embatrix'#zard Year ago


    • L. A.
      L. A. Year ago +1

      Iťs insane 😡

  • J Ducat
    J Ducat 9 months ago +1

    this comment can never uncover how I feel about how crazy strong you are. The sheer drive you've had is unbelievable to me. much love

  • Soli Deo Gloria
    Soli Deo Gloria Year ago

    As someone who has Charcot Marie Tooth, I am delighted by her legs. When the disease cripples me, I'd rather remove my legs and get painless prosthetics than waste in a wheelchair.
    I'm glad she's so strong and positive. Definitely emotionally healthy.

  • dukenegju
    dukenegju Year ago

    Great person. It's a bit weird though to see her in this conventional environment/business which is full of synthetic chemicals interacting with the body in various ways. I do value her personal story and she really is inspirational for going her way and being her and being present in a representative way even. I vote for a natural way of being in what we create and in our surroundings, I think it is especially a female way and value to go for natural. Best wishes, Love

  • Judy Ramsdell
    Judy Ramsdell Year ago

    Amazing adjustment and attitude! Doing some good bringing attention to toxic shock syndrome.

  • Marianne Sharp
    Marianne Sharp Year ago +1

    You are a definite inspiration to the fashion industry

  • preeti singh
    preeti singh Year ago

    So proud of you ❤️

  • My Homemade products

    I’ll never understand how someone can forget they have a tampon on! Glad she’s ok and can be positive about her situation

    • My Homemade products
      My Homemade products Year ago +2

      @Carol jeeben I personally don’t find tampons all that comfortable I have to use them especially when I have long shifts and can’t keep going to the bathroom, but I can always feel it’s there but I’ve read that some woman don’t feel them at all so I don’t know! Glad your okay and found it in time! 😊

    • Carol jeeben
      Carol jeeben Year ago +4

      It happened to me once. I was so grossed out that I pulled two tampons out of me when I went to change the one I thought was in there. I used to think the same thing but I must have showered or something (usually I remove it before a shower) was in a rush and forgot and put another one in after the shower. I'm not "loose" by any means either lol it just... happened. Glad I found it and now I'm more careful and pay better attention.

    • My Homemade products
      My Homemade products Year ago +5

      @Sonia Devlin she wouldn’t have gone into toxic shock unless she left the tampon on for a substantial amount of time, if she didn’t forget she had it on, why would she leave the same tampon on for so long that she went into shock? It’s sad what happened and I do feel for her and I’m glad she’s moving on with her life

    • Sonia Devlin
      Sonia Devlin Year ago +5

      She never said she forgot that it was in

  • Kim Xixi
    Kim Xixi 3 years ago +8571

    She 100% looks like her mom.

    • HaYud
      HaYud Year ago

      But less leg i guess...

    • Michael D
      Michael D Year ago

      Golden legs girl is good looking, but her mom was much more beautiful.

    • T. P.
      T. P. Year ago +2

      No, her mom was more beautiful.

  • Brad Willis
    Brad Willis Year ago +1

    Good grief, she is BEAUTIFUL! I really admire how she took a difficult situation and not only thrived but is working to help others.

  • KCs Funhouse
    KCs Funhouse Year ago +157

    I honestly had no idea how serious TSS could be, that’s crazy.

    • Natalie Denegar
      Natalie Denegar 6 months ago

      I agree

    • Mark Clinton
      Mark Clinton 7 months ago

      Hello beautiful how are you doing

    • Giorgia r
      Giorgia r 11 months ago +8

      @Sarah Holland i saw another interview with her where she explained how she started feeling sick a couple of minutes after inserting the tampon. She didn't kept longer than recommended or anything

    • Sarah Holland
      Sarah Holland 11 months ago +3

      @Mathieu Fredette it's mentioned in the leaflet that is in every box of tampons in the UK telling you how to insert etc: & has been since I started using them in the early 80's. I suppose many women don't read the leaflet in full.

    • Jose Cruz
      Jose Cruz Year ago

      Eres mui beya

  • Adyel70
    Adyel70 Year ago

    Wow, she is such a superwoman. Thank you for this article of strength. It is very empowering!

  • Michelle Barrios
    Michelle Barrios Year ago +3

    I'm glad to see that she's doing fine 😊

  • mfzv87
    mfzv87 3 years ago +936

    She is amazing.
    On another note, it blows my mind how there is no transparency when it comes to feminine hygiene products. The chemicals and toxins they use on them that we put inside our bodies on a regular basis.....And how we only have a handful of choices when it comes to types of products we can use for our periods.
    There should be more research on TSS as well as women’s health in general and more awareness.
    Companies should do better. Medical field should do more research. We deserve better as women.

    • Madam Jim
      Madam Jim Year ago


    • Лада
      Лада 3 years ago

      They didn't change the materials. They designed tampons to be left inside for the whole duration of the period. Now we know that leaving a tampon in there for that long is a surefire way to get TSS.

    • mimimi queweq
      mimimi queweq 3 years ago

      Amanda Soderlund i agree that this is a big issue and women's health needs more attention. ' we deserve equal research/funding towards women’s health issues' - i disagree with this comment though, currently the government does spend 4 times more on women's health than they do on men's. Please do not turn this into a 'men have it better than us whammenz' because it isn't needed on a video like this....and don't spread falsities.

    • Mango Fruit
      Mango Fruit 3 years ago

      Menstrual cup is the answer.

  • Andy Chia
    Andy Chia Year ago +4

    That attitude, mindset, and resilience is simply amazing.

  • Modista Modista
    Modista Modista Year ago

    personitas como ella me motivan a seguir adelante gracias
    Eres una persona increible como una personita tan linda como esta aprovecha cada minuto y segundo de su vida y esta feliz mi pregunta es porque las personas que les hace falta alguna extremidad o parte del cuerpo son mas feliz que uno que tiene todo completo

  • Marina Martinez
    Marina Martinez Year ago +2

    Just came across this great video. TSS is still out there and needs more exposure. So glad this beautiful young woman is thriving.

  • Juareiz Vieiradesousa
    Juareiz Vieiradesousa 7 months ago +1

    Vc é dimais Deus abençoe por éssa energia

  • Jimi MaGee
    Jimi MaGee Year ago +3

    She seems like one cool chick. She is owning her look. Love her positivity and style

  • Charlie Veguilla
    Charlie Veguilla Year ago

    This is what i call golden strength you go girl xoxo best wishes that takes alot of courage

  • Mona Lisa
    Mona Lisa Year ago +1

    I remember before the second leg was amputated. My mom had me read an article about it so I'd know the dangers of tss and what can cause it.

  • Ricky Baldwin
    Ricky Baldwin 8 months ago

    I think she is the most gorgeous and absolutely amazing woman in the whole entire world! I would give anything to have a wonderful woman like her in my life!!

  • Maria Lepper
    Maria Lepper 2 years ago +394

    Strong woman. She’s doing something with the adversity she faced, something positive, helpful and aspiring to women.

  • Reputation 2017
    Reputation 2017 Year ago

    Wow, this girl is a role model, sometimes our world falls apart for disposable things, material things that can be replaced. Sometimes we do not realize that there are more important things to worry about as in this case and she has shown me that regardless of the adversity or the magnitude of the problem, you have to go ahead and fight for what you like to do.

  • Rita Nooney
    Rita Nooney Year ago

    So proud of you!!!

  • Miguel Ruiz
    Miguel Ruiz Year ago

    You go girl!

  • Joseph Livinglife

    “You Rock” simply amazing go go girl I’m inspired by your heart 💜 full of determination that nothing can stop 🛑 you I have no reason to cry 😢 when I fall, you are a light 💡 thank you for sharing your life ok 👌🏽

  • friederike mlr
    friederike mlr 3 years ago +3904

    lets have more of this kind of content and less kardashians and wannabe models

    • Melissa Stromsen
      Melissa Stromsen 2 years ago

      Yes! Totally agree!

    • michael inyanguko
      michael inyanguko 2 years ago

      Read my mind

    • Robert Willis
      Robert Willis 2 years ago

      @Se A they are fake. It's a show. Would not be surprised if there was a script writing panel that writes everything for them.

  • Andy V
    Andy V Year ago +5

    How awesome is she? Love her attitude, she’s beautiful inside and out💓

  • Koos Kansloos
    Koos Kansloos Year ago

    Lady Golden Legs.
    The 'joy de vivre' and confidence she radiates bedazzles me, I've never seen this on people with disabilities. That's the whole point... She doesn't live with this that way, while a lot of people (including myself) live with a mindset of what we can't do, what we don't have, what should have been and so on and so on. What an inspiring lady this is!

  • Sever Sava
    Sever Sava Year ago

    If I cut off my legs do I get her awesome personality too?????? I love her! She's amazing and an inspiration for so many of us, hiding behind our fears! Thank you gracious soul!

  • CiganyWeaver and her periwinklebluespacecaravan

    God, she walks so confidently in those legs. Wow, what a stride! :) Her balance is incredibly impressive.

  • orlando
    orlando Year ago +2578

    "we've done more research on coffee filters than tampons" why am i not surprised

    • Shreknocrat US
      Shreknocrat US 7 months ago

      @Katness Feminine hygiene does not have a luxury tax, it has a sales tax, same with every single item that isn't an "essential good". Essential goods are defined by products that are needed to sustain "health and life". Since going without tampons doesn't result in hospitalization or death they aren't considered an "essential good".
      That said, I believe a sales tax is essentially theft and should be abolished. This idea that Feminine hygiene products are being taxed exclusively is totally incorrect and far too many people repeat it.

    • KRiS
      KRiS 10 months ago

      @Ѕқџ Gęṃἱחἱ Talcum isn't cancer causing, it was the asbestos mixed in with the talc that was causing issues.

    • KAY GEE
      KAY GEE 11 months ago

      @Typical TYT supporter 😂😂😂😭😭😭

    • Robert Polnicky
      Robert Polnicky 11 months ago

      We need a woman president. Is there one on the face of the earth that wouldnt outdo. Biden???

    • Typical TYT supporter
      Typical TYT supporter 11 months ago

      @KAY GEE Toxic masculinity is no laughing matter, its deadly serious. Deadly and serious.

    NORMAN WELCH Year ago

    Beautifully inspiring woman/human!

  • William Travis
    William Travis Year ago

    Lauren Wasser: You're a beautiful inspiring person! All the best to you, Lauren throughout your life!

  • Artwerk Orange
    Artwerk Orange 9 months ago

    What a beautiful human. Love her spirit. I am handicapped and in a chair and often wish they would just remove my legs in hopes of walking again.

    NATALIA G Year ago +1

    Excited to see this type of perfect beauty in the fashion industry

  • Arielle Phillips
    Arielle Phillips Year ago +175

    I love how positive she is about her situation.

  • Ed Salinas
    Ed Salinas 9 months ago

    You know what's great about this story? I keep reverting back to this video for inspiration. She makes me feel like she was barely fazed by this incident. She just kept going.

  • Robin Garvin-Mack
    Robin Garvin-Mack 10 months ago

    This girl's attitude and philosophy post-trauma and the strength and power she found to overcome adversity are inspirational.
    *_R_* 😎

  • Manisha Pathak
    Manisha Pathak Year ago +4

    She is so much inspiring.. No one is perfect.. The one who does not compare himself to others is always happy and satisfied.. 😎

  • Anthony Perkins
    Anthony Perkins Year ago +11

    Is it me or does she walk with those golden legs like they are her REAL legs, WOW!