Ya sama is a Russian expression that means “I can do it.” Since her earliest memories ya sama has been Tatyana’s guiding belief that she could do anything she set her mind and imagination to do. The result is a life that goes beyond just surviving tragedy to actually using her unique situation to become a success both on and off the racing track.
Beginning at the 2004 Athens Paralympics at the age of fifteen, Tatyana has proven her exceptionalism through her achievements as a ten-time gold, silver, and bronze-medal\summer Paralympic athlete; a silver-medal winter Paralympic athlete; sixteen-time World Champion; and winner of thirteenth major world marathons and three Grand Slams. Now 27 years old, Tatyana will be competing in the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games this September.
About InspiredEdge Editions: Established in 2015, InspiredEdge Editions publishes books and related content to inspire and educate people of all ages through tales of triumph in the face of adversity. Ya Sama! Moments from My Life is the first of a series of books focusing on the extraordinary life of Tatyana McFadden.