Pam Buschle is a survivor of septic shock, an infection that causes organ failure and low blood pressure. But now, after losing her feet and hands, she is more positive than ever. Pam was kind enough to talk to Forest Hills Eastern High students and Hyype about her experience, as well as giving some advice.
What would you say to teenagers struggling to feel motivated?
You need a positive attitude. With a positive attitude and determination, you can accomplish anything. All you should do is focus on your goals and don’t let bad times define you.
When do you feel most beautiful?
I feel most beautiful when I embrace how different I am than everyone else.
Can you talk a little more about the organization you’re starting?
I am starting an organization called Nolimbits. The goal is to help people with disabilities achieve their dreams and reach their full potential. They will receive monthly packages filled with special equipment and tools to help people with disabilities able to do things that it difficult to do for them. We plan on working with Special Olympics, raising money, giving out scholarships, too. I really want this to be all about caring, compassion, and community.
Special thanks to Pam Buschle for answering our questions, as well as Mlive for the photos.