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Rayna DuBose has a tale of courage, perseverance to share with Women’s Giving Circle

Rayna DuBose has a tale of courage, perseverance to share with Women’s Giving Circle

Rayna DuBose owns six sets of prosthetics, but her favorite pair is her “girly girl legs.”

The coach for Marriotts Ridge High School — whose hands and feet were amputated in 2002 after she contracted meningitis as a college freshman on a basketball scholarship — likes that they’re designed for 6-inch stiletto heels.

DuBose, who also has prosthetic hands, is quite at ease discussing such personal aspects of her life, and sees no barriers to achieving her goals.

“Without struggle, there is no progress. I say that a lot,” said the Columbia native, whose focus as an assistant football coach at Marriotts Ridge is teaching mental toughness. She’s also head coach of the...

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