In 2005, when Hailey Daniswicz was twelve, the now sophomore at Northwestern University lost her leg due to bone cancer. At the age of 14, she made the life changing decision to amputate a leg that had lost its usability to the disease. “Finally I reached a point where I thought my quality of life would be better if I had an amputation and got around on a prosthetic,” she said.
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Baseball is one of America’s favorite past time. Many little boys dream about becoming baseball players when they grow up. For Anthony Burruto who has no legs, he is no different. He‘s been playing baseball with his prosthetic legs ever since he was 8 years old.
With the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti happening this week, I have been spending a lot of time thinking about the impact of natural disasters and tragedies and how we, as a society, respond to them. As usual, my thoughts consistently wander to how all of that relates to disability and people with disabilities.