This Christmas was probably not one of Heather Mills' favorites.
Before the holiday, a tumor was discovered at the top of Sir Paul McCartney's former wife's leg. Doctors noticed the lump after Heather was injured in a skiing accident she suffered while training to race for the British Disabled Ski Team.
That's not the best news to receive around what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Fortunately, good news followed shortly after, as Heather explained:
"An MRI scan picked up a tumour in the top of my left leg, which is the same one I had amputated below the knee. I had to go back into the MRI machine and they put a dye into it. Doctors said it had been there for some time. It all happened very quickly. Thankfully, it was all fine. Doctors told me the tumur was benign not cancerous."
Thank goodness! Now she's cleared to begin her career as an athlete starting on January 19th at a giant slalom race in the Austrian leg of the International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing European Cup.
Despite five injuries while training in the past year, Heather is excited for her chance to shine on the slopes, saying:
"It is very exciting. I'm over the moon. There will be 100 of us racing. A top 10 finish would be fantastic, but I am hoping to get into the top five and dream of making the podium. I've always been sporty and wondered what it is like to represent your country and ultimately compete in the Olympics."
Good luck, gurl!
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