The Woman Was Born Without Arms but Enjoys Motherhood. She Feeds and Dresses Her Daughter Herself Using Her Feet

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Dejana Backo was born a special girl and asked her mom questions about it in her childhood. But as she grew up, she accepted and embraced her body, and her strong character allowed her to achieve incredible heights: Dejana is an excellent artist and a professional athlete. But that’s not all; she has reached a new milestone in her personal life: she recently became a wife and a mother.

She embraces her body the way it is.

The well-known Serbian athlete and artist Dejana Backo was born in Novi Sad on December 9, 1994. She was born without upper limbs, yet she has never allowed it to stop her from achieving her goals. She went on an inspirational path of self-discovery that helped her become a skilled athlete and artist.

Backo used to question her mother why she didn’t have arms when she was a child. But as she got older, she understood that her impairment didn’t define her or stop her from living a happy life. She has the same enthusiasm for life in her personal life. She is incredibly infatuated with her partner, a fitness instructor, and they both like traveling to new locations and posting about their experiences on social media.

At the tender age of nine, Backo became a member of the Society of Mouth and Foot Painters, which inspired her to further her artistic endeavors. After earning her degree from the Design Art School in 2014, she enrolled in Novi Sad’s Academy of Fine Arts. Backo has had solo exhibitions over the years in around 20 places in various Balkan countries.

Also known as the “girl with wings,” she has become a symbol of empowerment and perseverance in Serbia. Despite being born without arms, Backo has soared to new heights and achieved remarkable success in sports. Her impressive achievements include being a world champion in para taekwondo, a historic first for Serbia, which she won at the World Para Taekwondo Championship in Turkey in 2019.

She has now jumped to motherhood.

Dejana Backo achieved another important life milestone in February 2023 when she gave birth to her first child. She made the decision to take a vacation from competition in order to get ready for this historic occasion, which meant she would miss the Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024. She is aggressively promoting her message on social media even if she won’t be competing for a long.

Backo has always had a passion for art, but her interest in sports is relatively stronger. She was driven to switch to sports because she wanted to compete in the Paralympic Games. Back in 2016, Backo started practicing Para taekwondo, and she was able to win the K41 women’s −47 kg division. Way to go, Backo!

“We all have some difficulties as people with disabilities,” the athlete explained, candidly. “But if you have a good picture of yourself, if you know who you are and what your worth is and you act within that, you can pass all the negatives and focus on the positives.”

Backo admits that having a child will affect her athletic career. Her intention to take a vacation before resuming her training could have an impact on how well she performs physically. The mother, nevertheless, is sure she can get through any challenges that stand in her way.

Dejana has learned to use her legs better than many use their hands. She takes care of her daughter just like any other mom, feeding her, changing diapers, and walking hand in hand.

Dejana and her boyfriend recently got married. The woman posted beautiful photos of them posing with their daughter and captioned them, «When you love without boundaries, unconditionally and completely pure. 22.2.2024 — the day these two beautiful people swore before God for eternal love!»

Dejana’s example is incredibly inspiring. Here’s another woman who lost her arm but became a professional athlete and a mother of multiple children.

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