#tbt - Throwback Thursday! Do you remember Teresa @fraeulein.knitter? She is one of our May #beautifulknitters. Here is her story behind this great photo.
When I was 16 I was hit by a school bus. Another kid pushed me into an oncoming bus and I fell down. The rear twin wheels drove over my leg and stopped. The bus stood on it for a few moments; the driver didn't notice anything. I was screaming as if in hell and finally he drove off my leg. It was totally mashed. For the next couple of months I was in hospital, where the specialists fought for my leg and my life.
After several dozen operations with skin, muscle and tissue transplants, and a few relapses, I can now (after 9 years) proudly say, its my OWN leg… not an artifical limb. I can walk on my own. Of course there are still a lot operations and pain I have to go through, but I am still alive and have two more or less “healthy“ legs that I can walk on.
Recently I have started to believe in myself more than ever. I show my leg in public, wear summerdresses and hotpants again and this makes me so proud. After 9 years I don't care anymore when people stop, stare and whisper.
With a lot of great people, the best family in the world and the cutest little son around me, I have more confidence and courage to just be the young woman I want to be: In a summerdress, when it's hot, and without the prosthetic I always wore under my long throusers to hide my deformed leg.
I want to share my story to all the perfectly imperfect people out there, who are struggling… just love youself. every single one of you is just beautiful the way you are!