MANCHESTER, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A New Hampshire para-athlete was voted off the show "Survivor" on Wednesday night, making her the first person with an above-the-knee amputee to compete on the show.
Noelle Lambert, of Manchester, N.H., represented New England finishing in the top eight.
In 2016, Lambert lost her left leg above the knee in a moped accident on Martha's Vineyard. She was a student-athlete at the University of Massachusetts Lowell at the time. Just one year later, she was back playing division 1 lacrosse.
Lambert went on to play track and field and in 2020 she set an American record for the hundred-meter dash at the Paralympics games in Tokyo.
On the show, Lambert said she wanted to pave a way for a new generation of people.
Lambert and her mother later started the Born to Run Foundation. Over five years, they have raised almost a million dollars and given away 21 prosthetic limbs to people in need.