On Saturday you amazed me! I watched from the sidelines in awe of all your amazingness. We got a lot of attention at the park over the weekend, sometimes for whatever reason that happens, some days we get more looks and questions than others. I’m guessing this is something that will happen to you forever and I want you to know it’s ok.
You love the playground though, you can spot one a mile off! You just want to play like every other kid and so you should.
The thing is you aren’t like any other kid at the park, you have a visible difference that to you, us and Andie is so normal now but to everyone else it’s interesting to see.
A kind Mum spoke to me and told me how well you did, she was so lovely and wished us well on your big adventure. An inquisitive little girl (year 6) politely asked if I could explain what happened to your leg, I told her and she explained that her Mum said it’s always better to politely ask than to stare and make people uncomfortable. 🙌 She rocked!
We have always spoken so openly with you and in front of you about any challenges you may face, how your leg works, why you have a little leg etc.
We want to prepare you for what you might face when we aren’t there to step in.
So when a beautiful and yet again inquisitive little boy sat watching you swing joyfully, his head tilted to the side, with a confused look on his face, I watched you...
I watched you giggle as you swayed side to side, your blonde curls blowing in the wind, you smiled at him and he started firing questions at you. You kept swinging but now you were talking to him, pointing to your leg, chatting away. He nodded and smiled. I smiled at you and asked if you were ok. You were totally fine because you had all the answers and in a way that he understood. You hopped off the equipment and showed him the straps on your leg and how it worked. I couldn’t hear everything you two were talking about but he seemed satisfied by your answers and you ran off playing.
You handled it like a champ, I was SO PROUD!
Mia you are a superstar! 💫
Keep this confidence MiMi, keep teaching the world that different is truly beautiful 💕💕
So if you’ve been watching my IG story I’ve been out with my son and you guys must think oh she must be buying pizza 🍕 cheeseburger 🍔 and chicken 🍗 tenders... oh I WISH and dare to DREAM!!
I pack Christian’s n I food with Christian having various snacks n food 👨🍳 while I’ll have ChICkeN Brussels broccoli 🥦 and other OmJ amazing 😉 food that #iifym
I’m allll about the #gym
so I’ll hit it prior to going out bec #priorities
and it helps me get my protein intake with @1stphorm
if you watched my story today I drank one of my #1stphorm
protein shakes while on the hayride
#fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #0to100
Who’s ready for Baby Rosa takes her first steps with her new leg Friday?! 😁💪 #thatmightbetoolongforahashtag #imasuperhero #prostheticleg #tripawdlife
You guys you guys, today is new leg Friday and guess what I did?? 😁 I fell down!! 🎉 Yasss! 😄 Okay that probably doesn’t make sense, so let me explain. 🤓 Today we were working on my new leg 2.0, which is staying on me much better than new leg 1.0 (phew! 😅). I got to try walking around with it on to see if I could shake it off (I thought the goal was for me to keep it on 🤔 but whatever you say smart people!). So with the help of some frozen yogurt motivation (thank you @thebearandtherat
) I got to take quite a few steps with my new leg!!! 😍 Then they took my new leg off so they could readjust it and when I went to walk, I forgot my new leg wasn’t there and I face planted on the floor. 😳😂 And that’s amazing!!! 🎉 That means that having my new leg even for a few minutes was enough for me to already rely on it for walking!! 💙💙💙 I’m a perfect candidate!! 😇 Momager may or may not have cried a few happy tears (she definitely did ☺️). Plus my team (yep I have a team and I kissed them all 😘) learned a lot about my chicken wing and how to get my new leg to stay on...so they’re scrapping it all and building me a new new leg!! 😁 Okay so technically all these new legs are just test legs and not my real leg, but each one is a step closer to my new REAL leg!!! 😍 (see what I did there?? A step?? Ha! Reida’s helping me be more punny 😂). It’s been a pretty fantastic day. ☺️💙 .
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Be sure to say hi to #oursweetgoldenpups
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Vicki is the sister of our @OptimusProsthetics #Columbus
Clinical Manager, Tim Riedlinger. She stopped in recently to have her @Ottobockus_ca
C-Leg microprocessor knee programmed for when she goes trail riding in the future.
Brothers being brothers, Tim dared her to go through the @Starbucks
drive thru while riding her handsome horse, Bailey. For making their day, the employees at #Starbucks
gave Vicki her drink for free! You can also check the video out on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
We’re elated that the All-Terrain Knee was able to help restore Martin’s mobility. Great job by @swisslimbs
Original post from @avsiuganda.
“Martin is mobile again! ‘I feel comfortable, light and with no pain during movement. When I walk, people rarely identify me as an amputee. Thanks to AVSI Foundation and Swiss Limbs. Today, I am mobile’ - Martin Otimango, Kitgum District.
Martin works for a company that provides security services in Kitgum District. He has an artificial limb on his right leg but he is able to walk and ride his bicycle without difficulty.”
Hi Instagram! My name is Miracle! I was adopted from @furbabyrescue07
. I was rescued after being left unwanted in Compton because of my deformed leg. After being passed over for months because of my deformity, the rescue found a sponsor to pay for a surgery to remove my leg, but then my momma adopted me, and loved my leg just as it is! (She loved it SO much, that she affectionately calls it "nubbin"❤️) She raised money for a prosthetic leg that I use when needed. I love to run around, play tug-o-war, cuddle, and hug with my nubbin! My momma thanks me for being her little Miracle everyday 🐾❤️