Children who need prosthetics can quickly outgrow them and insurers are reluctant to pay for running legs. Nonprofits are helping out. – The Washington Post

Several prosthetic hand designs and prototypes that the e-Nable global community has created. (Jen Owen/Enabling The Future)

Faith Trznadel was born without a tibia bone, and when she was 10 months old, doctors had to amputate her lower leg.

“The hardest part is the staring, the snickering,” said Faith’s mother, Sheila Trznadel, about how other people treated her daughter. “One message to get across to people is it’s okay to ask questions. . . . It’s better to ask questions than just stare. [It’s] getting rid of that stigma.”

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