Custom Prosthetic Lets Ballet Dancer Do en Pointe Again
(Photo: Gabi Shull)
When she was 9 years old, Gabi Shull was diagnosed with cancer in her right knee. So doctors amputated her leg, removed the knee, then re-attached the rest of the leg backwards.
This surgery reduced her ability to enjoy dancing. She couldn't dance en pointe--that is, on tip toes--until she got a custom prosthetic leg. This prosthetic slips over her right leg. When she flexes her ankle, it acts as her knee. Now 14, Gabi is back dancing, cheerleading, and inspiring others to overcome their challenges.
-via The Soul Is Bone
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