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  From dazzling unicorn legs to Edenic serpentine arms, Sophie de Oliveira Barata’s imaginative prosthetic limb designs ignite childlike wonder and inspire visions of adventure and magic. Teaming up with a diverse group of artists and prosthetists to create custom limbs for her clients, de Oliveira Barata, who has advanced training in special effects prosthetics, has founded the Alternate Limb Project.     While modern advancements ... Read More
  Somebody one-upped Buttercup! For the latest news in body parts that are more inventive than actual body parts, Christina Stephens has built a prosthetic leg out of LEGOS. That's right. A LEGOleg. Christina is an occupational therapist, clinical researcher and peer educator who had her left leg amputated after a foot crush injury. She's the lady behind Amputee OT, a social media personality who posts fun educational videos about living as an amputee. Try ... Read More
Despite her passion for swimming, it was never Nadya Vessey's dream to be a mermaid. She started swimming after losing her first leg when she was seven, and continued to swim competitively after the second was amputated at the age of sixteen. Vessey picked herself back up on two prosthetic legs and, unlike many Disney fans, didn't give in to any mermaid fantasies. She's used these legs for decades, until now that she's received some assistance from Peter Jackson's ... Read More
    The word 'superwoman' is thrown around way too often, but here's an athlete who completely deserves the description. Amy Palmiero-Winters is a 37-year-old mother of two, coach, mentor, and became a below-the-knee amputee as the result of a motorcycle accident in 1994. Now, she's made history.On January 1st, she became the first female athlete with a prosthetic leg to win the title in a race. And it wasn't any old race either.  Starting at 9 a.m. ... Read More
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