Undertoad Tuesday Mar 22 12:22 PM
3/22/2005: Girl with no legs gets around
lookout123 Tuesday Mar 22 12:24 PM
fascinating. it looks like she lost much more than he legs. it looks like her torso has been shortened as well. if so, what of the organs inside?
Trilby Tuesday Mar 22 12:38 PM
Wow. Remind me, when I begin to sing the blues, of this incredible girl. Just *wow*
sandra77 Tuesday Mar 22 12:46 PM
That is really quite a picture & it does bring mixed feelings. I am amazed at the ingenuity that worked out the setup with an old basketball!! She does look like she is doing very well and that is another thumbs up for her attitude.
Clodfobble Tuesday Mar 22 12:47 PM
I don't get the basketball. Is it actually attached, just for cushion and height, or does it roll?
Happy Monkey Tuesday Mar 22 12:49 PM
mrnoodle Tuesday Mar 22 12:52 PM
i'm thinking the rest of her torso must be inside the b-ball. don't see how she could keep it attached, otherwise. so maybe it's not for cushion, but keeps her clothes from getting torn as she moves around.
Clodfobble Tuesday Mar 22 01:14 PM
It does say "part" of a basketball, so yeah, maybe the top is open.
Elspode Tuesday Mar 22 01:34 PM
This is one of those pics that you look at and suddenly, there is absolutely *nothing* really, really wrong in your world by comparison.
lookout123 Tuesday Mar 22 01:36 PM
ooooh. that makes a little more sense i suppose. see, in america someone would have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to come up with something that accomplishes no more or less than what she has. where she is they said, "hey, hand me that basketball." creativeness and ingenuity.
Wormfood Tuesday Mar 22 01:39 PM
Hope she can stay upright when she's doing something with her both hands...
chrisinhouston Tuesday Mar 22 03:21 PM
Perahps Rawlings or Wilson could come to her rescue, it would make a great headline.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Mar 22 03:51 PM
When I saw the picture I thought stoic, not pathetic; confident, not desperate; adjusted, not beaten, generally a perfect picture of the adaptability of the human spirit.
Happy Monkey Tuesday Mar 22 04:02 PM
Reminds me of Johnny Eck.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Mar 22 04:09 PM
C'mon HM, you say she reminds you of Johnny Eck, then give us a link with no picture.
Happy Monkey Tuesday Mar 22 04:16 PM
lookout123 Tuesday Mar 22 04:31 PM
ok, am i the only pervert in the cellar? when i see the thread title, my first thought isn't that a legless girl has found a way to transport herself. i'm thinking that a legless individual... oh never mind.
BrianR Tuesday Mar 22 09:56 PM
My first thought upon seeing the pic was to flash back to Weebles of my childhood.
404Error Wednesday Mar 23 09:55 AM
BrianR Wednesday Mar 23 11:52 AM
I can't help myself...
Montmorency Wednesday Mar 23 06:29 PM
Wow. She can move around on her own, independent of others, without being restricted to only paved roads (which, by the looks of it, they might not have). How cool is that .
Guess Friday Mar 25 05:17 PM
yeah but between now and then she's gonna have some pretty buff arms
xoxoxoBruce Friday Mar 25 11:35 PM
I would guess she swings on her arms like a person on crutches once they get the hang of it. Then at the end of the arc she rolls or pivots forward on the ball while she replants her arms forward of her body. She could probably make pretty good headway on a smooth flat surface.
lookout123 Saturday Mar 26 11:52 AM
and if they inflated they used one of those big red balls we used to play kickball with, she could just bounce everywhere she goes, like Tigger.
wolf Saturday Mar 26 04:36 PM
The image that's going to send me to hell is a lot more like a Hippity-Hop.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Sep 4 07:38 PM
DanaC Tuesday Sep 4 08:04 PM
What a strong character that girl is. God that's positively humbling.
Undertoad Tuesday Sep 4 09:48 PM
Oafed Wednesday Sep 5 01:27 AM
DucksNuts Wednesday Sep 5 01:32 AM
Damn you Bruce, I need to learn to read the bloody dates on these things.
morie Wednesday Sep 5 09:00 AM
what's the matter with you people? isnt this an iotd you can eat?
monster Wednesday Sep 5 09:23 PM
Crimson Ghost Thursday Sep 6 12:01 AM
Damn, I saw the pic that Oafed posted, and my first thought was -
queequeger Thursday Sep 6 12:33 AM