Amanda is a great example of immense strength of character. She is an inspiration to all who come into contact with her. She is the true example of beauty. Amanda was born with Muscular Dystrophy, which runs hereditarily in her family. Because of it, her muscles, especially in her legs, are weak and slowly break down. To be able to walk, she wears full leg braces and has used forearm crutches since she was four. This, and the fact that she lost her mother at the age of 12, never breaks her down. She is always beaming with hope, love, and strength for life. Amanda Hollman has Muscular Dystrophy, but she definitely is not Muscular Dystrophy. She has gone through countless hardships and pulled through every time with a smile on her face. She is one of the strongest women I know, and I hope, through these photographs, that all may aspire to become as beautiful and full of life as Amanda. She is a beacon of light and happiness that spreads all around her.