Morgan Stickney's Olympic dreams started early.

An elite swimmer since age 14, she lives to swim and thrives on competition. But when a rare vascular disease meant getting her left leg amputated in 2018, any hopes of going to the games were dashed.

Stickney quickly pivoted and set her sights on the 2020 Paralympics Games, but then a second amputation of her right leg the following year brought everything to a halt. She put her dreams on hold for the 2024 Paralympics.

But Stickney — like the rest of us — didn’t plan for a global pandemic. When the International Olympics Committee announced last year that the 2020 Games would be postponed, she found a very bright silver lining.

"And I was like 'Oh my gosh, like, I actually have a legitimate shot at going to Tokyo," she told GBH’s Greater Boston.

WATCH: Stickney talks training for the Paralympics while recovering from her bilateral amputation