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Beatrice

Season 31 Episode 8 | 8m 39s | Video has closed captioning.

Beatrice Vio has cultivated a passion for fencing since she was five years old. At eleven, she contracted severe meningitis which took her to the brink of death. The doctors gave her an unimaginable choice: keep her limbs and risk death, or amputate all four to ensure survival. She chose life. Now, Vio is a Paralympic champion and the only fencer in the world to compete without arms or legs.

Aired: 07/23/18

Expires: 07/22/22

Rating: NR

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