- Former Wilhelmina model!
- Ivy Gunter faced the enormous challenges of acceptance, self-image, femininity & sexuality, when she lost her right leg to osteogenic sarcoma cancer.
- Ivy Gunter – Supermodel
Ivy Stephenson Gunter tells her inspiring story of how she lost her leg to cancer but found the courage to fight for her life and career.
As an actress, author, and fitness enthusiast, she does it all in an extremely competitive world. . . as an amputee.
Former Wilhelmina model Ivy!
Gunter faced the enormous challenges of acceptance, self-image, femininity and sexuality, when she lost her right leg to osteogenic sarcoma cancer.
Ivy! It’s more than a name; it’s a statement. The devastation of life-changing surgery and a year of highly toxic chemotherapy gave Ivy! new insight and fueled her to take this challenge and turn it into an adventure.
Yes, she was bald, too! Five months to the day after surgery, she was back in front of the camera with a bag of wigs and a new prosthesis . . . and she hasn’t stopped yet!
Everyone has challenges, visible or hidden. Ivy! speaks about the tremendous challenges that she faced upon learning of her cancer.
Talk about disruptive . . . Ivy! was at the peak of her successful modeling career!
She shares the knowledge that positive attitude, self-belief and self-image can help everyone through life’s journey.
Her drive and positive influence are reflected in the inspiration and motivation she leaves with her audiences nationwide.
Ivy!! was inducted into the international Models Hall of Fame and into the Ohio Women’s Hall Of Fame.
She is an AFI and ACE certified aerobics instructor and works with both the disABLED and the able-bodied.