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Living life with limb loss

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webmaster | 04/06/13

Double amputee Sharon Kelly is not shy about the missing lower halves of her legs.

With a smile, she detached what remains of her right leg — which ends a few inches below the knee — to explain how her prosthetic limb works.

“Well, this piece here,” she said, pointing to the top half of the prosthetic, “that’s all plastic. They call it a socket. And it’s hard, tough stuff, you know. And this pin here on my leg, that goes into the socket and attaches. And when it’s in, it ain’t going anywhere.”

Madera Ranchos resident Kelly, 66, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, sometimes called juvenile diabetes, at 10 years old...


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