May 9, 2012
A Henryville, Indiana, woman who was recently disabled after losing both her legs during a storm has recently started walking again using prosthetic legs. According to ABC 57 News, it has taken the woman weeks of rehabilitation to reach this point.
The woman’s story began in March, when she began to hear tornado warnings near her home. As the storm approached, the woman and her two sons retreated to the basement of their home for safety. When the storm hit, the walls around them collapsed and the ceiling above their heads caved in. Falling debris injured the woman’s legs so badly that they had to be amputated from the knee down.
Since the accident, the woman has been working to gain her mobility back. Her hard work was rewarded late last week when she was fitted for her first prosthetic leg. In several more weeks, her other leg will be fitted as well.
“I still have kids to take care of, a family that I love. We would still make it work and we would be happy and it would be okay,” she said about facing the possibility of never walking again.
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