INSPIRING STORY: THE BOY WITH THE BACKWARD LEG
A 10 year old boy, Dugan Smith, diagnosed with cancer had his leg amputated at 11. He went through an unusual surgical procedure that allowed him to keep the remainder of his leg, but reattached backward – that way the cancer is cut out, but the nerve that controls the foot is intact by turning it around backward. According to the report, Dugan’s calf now acts as his thigh, his ankle acts as his knee and his foot acts as his shin bone. He also uses a prosthetic ankle and foot.
For Dugan, now 13, despite a slight limp and some lingering troubles with running, he is not giving up, he says “Never give up, because 90 percent of it is in your mind. Read the full story here.