Boy born with rare condition takes 1st steps with prosthetic leg

Twenty-two-month-old Dakari was born with a rare condition that left him without a tibia in his right leg.
1:26 | 08/15/22

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[MUSIC PLAYING] PERSON 1: Good. See, that was better. That's what we want, yep. PERSON 2: Yeah, yeah. PERSON 3: Good job. PERSON 2: [INAUDIBLE] come on. There you go, 'migo. Come on. Yeah, papi, yeah. PERSON 1: Yay. - I mean, when you hear something that your kid's going to be disabled and your kid's not going to be able to do this and literally is going to have to have an amputation, that was like the scariest thing I've ever heard. What I learned was that they can try and reconstruct the tibia, but Dakari would not have a life. Even with reconstruction, his leg would have not been usable, you know, to run, to jump, and to play and to just be a regular kid. Is he going to enjoy life, you know? Is he going to be a normal two-year-old? Is he going to be able to play with his brother, who is so active and wants to run around everywhere? And because of the amputation, he's able to do that. With or without his prosthetic, he's able to do that. So I know I made the right decision.

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