When this young girl received a new prosthetic leg, she couldn’t help but get excited. Not only did it help her run faster, but it happened to be her favorite color too—pink!
Anupurba, also known as Anu for short, of Shirley, Birmingham, had her right leg amputated after she was born. The umbilical cord had wrapped tightly around her leg, cutting off the blood circulation.
For years, Anu has worn her regular prosthetic leg, but it can’t compare to the sports blade she got in 2017. The blade allowed her more freedom, especially for running.
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“It makes me run faster and do my street dancing faster,” she said in the BBC Midlands video, adding that the blade is comfortable for her.
“It has the sock to make it comfortable,” she explained.
And apart from the comfort, she loves her new blade for its color.
“My favorite color is pink—but violet is my favorite color too,” she said.
Seven year old Anu from Solihull has a sports blade that allows her to run and jump and dance – but the funding to replace the blade as she grows is uncertain.
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Anu was fortunate to be one out of a few hundred children to receive a child sports prosthetic through the government-funded National Health Service program. A prosthetic usually costs between 2,000 pounds (approx. US$2,605) and 5,000 pounds (US$6,514).
When the 7-year-old returned to school with her new blade, her friends came running over, excited to see it.
“Is that your new pink leg?” one of her friends asked.
After a brief introduction about the blade, Anu took off running with her friends.
What an adorable and priceless moment!
Watch the video below: