Femita Ayanbeku

Femita Ayanbeku

Femita has been a member of the United family since 2006, and we’re proud to say we knew she was amazing before the rest of the world did!

Femita is a Randolph native who lost her leg below the knee as a result of a car accident in 2003. At the time, Femita was eleven years old and was travelling in a car with some family members on the highway in Stoughton when they struck a guardrail. She and her sister were thrown from the car. Femita’s injuries were severe, and she considers herself lucky to have survived.

Through the use of a prosthesis Femita was able to engage in all her normal daily and social activities. However, for many years she did not run or participate in sports…

At age 23, she attended a running clinic and received a donated running prosthesis. The prosthesis was fabricated by United Prosthetics and utilized a running specific foot that was provided through the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Receiving this running prosthesis proved to be a pivotal moment in her life- she hit the track, started training hard, and never looked back!

In just three years Femita became a world class runner, competing in the Paralympics games in Rio, and knocking on the door of the world record pace. Her rise in the running world has been a whirlwind. There have been many stories published about her, and we encourage you to research her and be inspired. Here are a few highlighted stories: