The Italian Giusy Versace is the founder and President of ‘Disability no Limits’. The national non-profit organization raises funds to secure high-tech aids for economically disadvantaged people with disabilities.
Formerly working in the fashion industry, Giusy’s life took a new direction in 2005 following a terrible traffic accident. She lost both her legs when the crash barriers smashed into her car as a result of the impact. Slowly, but steadily, sustained by her faith and support from family and friends, she reconstructed what she calls “the complicated puzzle that was my life before”. In 2010 she experienced the thrill of running again and before long she became deeply immersed in the world of competitive sprinting.
Giusy is not only a world class athlete but also a published author and a great dancer. In 2014 Giusy and her dancing partner Raimondo Todaro won the 10th edition of the TV show Dancing with the stars in Italy. Here you can see them dance the quickstep.