"it's believing in yourself and pushing past what your expectations are," stated Katy Sullivan concerning her push for the 2012 London Paralympics adding, "it's been something that i think about everyday." Sullivan will look to compete in the 100-meters on September 6th, a moment she has eagerly anticipated since missing the 2008 Beijing Games after suffering an injury just four days prior to the U.S. Trials.
Prior to her athletic career, Sullivan's childhood pursuit of an acting career led to a prestigious degree in the craft and she has worked in "professional theater in Chicago," before subsequently moving to Los Angeles where she found success in television and film with roles on My Name is Earl and Nip/Tuck. Ironically, Sullivan heads back to Chicago in about two weeks to shoot the independent film Recalculating which she anticipates to hit "the film festival circuit probably next year" in addition to broadening her talents hoping to serve as producer on "a film very near and dear to her heart" in 2013 as well.
Ultimately, Sullivan 'the athlete' will give way to Sullivan 'the actress' but for now the first bilateral above-knee double amputee in the world to compete in track and field is more than motivated by the "purpose [of] her physical circumstance ... to try to encourage people to see beyond what it is they think their limitations are."
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