jessica-smithIn December 2012 Jessica had just finished finals at the University of Arkansas when she fell ill and went to the emergency room.  Thinking she just had flu, she was treated and sent home, only to be found later by her fiance with her extremities turning blue and fighting what was later diagnosed as a strep infection.  The lack of circulation led to the amputation of both of her legs below the knees and the loss of five fingers. She completed her degree in wildlife biology and is now married to a scuba diver who can’t wait to take her diving.