I can’t believe I haven’t done a blog post about prosthetics yet.
Prosthetics were never really on my mind until two years ago. I work as a flight attendant, and as such, I meet lots of amazing people with lots of unique disabilities. (I use that word very loosely, since as you’ll see below, they’re perfectly able, and some literally outperform those of us with fully organic bodies!)
One girl made a difference for me, though. She was maybe 11 years old, and had a prosthetic leg. And although she preboarded, she definitely didn’t need my help getting situated on the airplane. She sat in the front row with her mom, and she was the happiest, most enthusiastic kid I’ve ever met. Though the details of our conversation have faded, my feeling of sheer awe remains vivid.