15-year-old Gabi Shull had cancer. She had the opportunity to receive a revolutionary form of surgery called rotationplasty. In a Youtube video, Shull explains that after the affected knee was removed, “they took my lower leg and foot, twisted it 180 degrees backwards, and attached it to my thigh.” That's right when not in the prosthesis, her foot is actually pointing backwards. This is necessary so she can still use the nerves and muscles in her foot to point.
(Paralympics 1) Jessica Long, a bilateral below-the-knee amputee, won the 2007 Sullivan Award and was named USA Swimming's Disability Swimmer of the Year. She began swimming competitively in 2002. She won three gold medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games. #Inspiration