Lora Webster is a wife, mother, cancer survivor, and Paralympian. Born in Phoenix, AZ, raised in Lincoln, NE, and now a 10 year resident of Point Lookout, she has been an active member of her community. As an advocate for the physically different, she has spoken at many school and charity events, including the Nassau County Games for the Physically Challenged, about her experiences as an amputee and Paralympian.
At the age of 11, Lora was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in her left leg, and as a result became an amputee. An avid volleyball player post cancer, she has been a member of the US National Sitting Volleyball Team since February of 2003, competing and medaling in every Paralympic Games since 2004, including a gold medal in Rio in 2016.
After putting school on hold to focus on volleyball and children, Lora graduated from Stony Brook University with a Sociology degree in May 2017, earning special remarks from University President Stanley as well as being the guest speaker at her department’s ceremony.
As a wife and mom of 3 young children, Lora is an active volunteer with the PTA and school events. Her family is her greatest motivation in making positive changes to the community.