In 2014, Mandy Horvath lost both of her legs when she was hit by a train. Today, Mandy uses that tragic accident as fuel for her hilarious and all-to-real Tinder profile. In doing so, she’s also restored just a little faith in humanity and makes users browsing the nightmare dating app a little more hopeful.
When EMTs brought Mandy to the ER that fateful evening, the doctors suspected she had been trying to kill herself. In reality, her accident was the result of her drink being spiked by a date-rape drug. She believes whoever is responsible for that, also left her there to die.
After such a terrible incident, she could have rescinded from the spotlight, turned away from the world, the dating game in particular, and no one would have blamed her. Instead, she persevered, through humor, and even took her act to Tinder and it deserves a standing ovation.
You want jokes? Well this self-professed “Stand Up Comedian” (wakka wakka wakka) has jokes for days. Here are a few highlights:
“I don’t have legs, but don’t worry – I’m taking it in stride. Just roll with it okay?”
“My life was a train wreck (literally hit by a f****** train)”
She also makes a few hilarious, self-effacing claims that any man would be lucky to find in a woman.
“I don’t have legs, but don’t worry, I’m taking it in stride
My life was a trainwreck (literally hit by a fucking train)…
I’ll never run away from you
Front row parking
Technically I can still doggy paddle, I even have sexy land roving bionic legs
I have similar functions to a vacuum, easily portable-I come on wheels and I suck
It’s not uncomfortable for me to put my legs behind my head.”
Her Instagram, aptly named “Lifeproofbionicwoman,” is a stream of inspiration proving life is truly what you make it. Mandy isn’t a victim of her circumstances, she’s a total bad ass in spite of them.
She’s also absolutely adorable and something tells me she could still run circles around most of us.
Thanks for reminding us there are some amazing people out there, Mandy!