Varya Akulova was using her arms before she could even walk. Find out how this gift of strength lifted her into her adult life.
Born in Ukraine
Varya Akulova was born in Kryvyi Rih in 1992. Her parents were Larisa, a part-time school teacher, and Uri, a retired circus performer. She was an only child and the center of her parent’s lives.
Uri was distraught because he thought he was going to be having a boy. He was planning on returning to his life as a circus performer, and he wanted to have a father-son act. His dreams were crushed at first, but as Varya grew older, she began to surprise him…