Big Steps for Amarachi

To run, play tag, and try the sport of basketball; those are the new activities a girl from Nigeria is looking forward to most, after a life-changing trip to Mayo Clinic.

“She is very happy, and we are too quite frankly,” says pediatric orthopedic surgeon Todd Milbrandt, M.D. “She’s just a phenomenal young woman and a really motivated patient in this situation,” added orthopedic surgeon S. Andrew Sems, M.D.

Step-by-step, doctors were able to restore her legs to normal, so that she might enjoy the simple steps that most of us take for granted. Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.

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