Able To Do Anything!
Haitian born and Miami-based, Marsha Elle is a singer-songwriter, model, motivational speaker and amputee. Elle is on a mission to inspire and encourage other amputees.
Marsha has been an above-the-knee amputee all her life, born with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. PFFD is a rare, nonhereditary birth defect that causes one leg to be shorter than the other.
At 9 months old, Marsha traveled with her mother from Haiti to the U.S. to receive medical care. She got her first prosthesis when she was 5. A congenital amputee, which is considered a deformity, Marsha has a huge abductor roll which looks odd. Surgery could correct the abductor roll, but Elle declined and decided to accept, embrace and live her truth.
It was at a summer camp for teenage amputees, that gave Marsha the confidence to discover her abilities and full potential. The next year at the age of 17, Elle released her hit single "Hallelujah" a fusion of Caribbean Zouk and pop that received accolades from radio stations both in the Americas and across the seas. Marsha's sophomore album “ Brave" was released Spring 2016 with her hit singles "Beard" and "Unlimbted". Elle bravely defies conventional beauty standards and she isn’t afraid to show off her curves or prosthetic leg in sexy swimwear outfits.
Marsha describes herself as “diverse ability,” which means she has diverse abilities and she can do everything!