DIY Prosthesis

Christina Stephens is an occupational therapist who lost her foot in a car accident.

Stephens, who specializes in wheelchair biomechanics (helping new wheelchair users learn to operate a chair so they won’t injure themselves) understood her situation very well. She could either try to save her foot with a low chance of success and an even lower chance of restoring function, or she could amputate the foot. She chose to amputate because using a prosthesis would restore more function than her hopes of a surgical repair.

Christina Stephens Lego legShe took to the web to share her experience when she found a shocking lack of information on getting a prosthesis. She filled the gap herself with her weekly videos on YouTube and Facebook.  She even took the challenge to build her own leg out of Legos!!!

The human spirit isn’t as fragile as the human body. It can be sewn back together with the thread of determination.

While this leg is more recreational than functional, you can check out her video if you want to make your own Lego Leg 😉