Y-Time: Learning To Walk Again

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Story Updated: Apr 15, 2013

Melissa is without pain for the first time in a long time.

She was born with poor circulation in her foot and it has been painful for most of her life.
 
A broken toe wouldn't heal. The toe was amputated and that wouldn't heal. Finally, in December, she decided to have a below-the-knee amputation.
 
Now, she is pain free.
 
She's learning to walk on her artificial leg and is getting a great deal of support from the staff at the YMCA, where she's also a full-time employee.
 
Click on the picture to hear her story.

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Shirley Wise said on Wednesday, Apr 24 at 12:55 PM

You GO girl!!

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