Heather Mills

by Lauren Prince

Childhood

  • Born Jan 12, 1968 in Aldershot, England
  • Mother left her and her siblings in 1977
  • Father went to jail
  • Moved to London
  • Ran away to join a funfair at 15

Obstacles

  • Living in a cardboard box under Waterloo Station
  • Reunited with mother right before she died in 1989
  • Amputation of left leg below knee due to collision with police motorcycle in 1993

How she overcame obstacles

  • Used her injury to call attention to her cause
  • Went on Dancing with the Stars
  • Joined the British disabled ski team in the Paralympics

Achievements

  • Established Heather Mills Health Trust
  • Animal Rights advocate
  • PETA and Adopt-a-Minefield