"To me it was a no brainer. I'd rather lose a toe and gain a whole hand," said the mother of two.
Losing a toe has little effect on a human's ability to walk or run, but losing a thumb nearly incapacitates hand functionality.
Doctors said Elliott will regain full use of her hand in six to nine months.
"She'll be able to pinch and grasp with her hand, she'll be able to hold things and pick up her children," said plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Ganz.
Doctors even expect the new digit to change size in time to more closely resemble a thumb. Warning: graphic picture. Link -via Digg