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@instagram - Instagram | Dani Burt’s (@dani.burt) leg was amputated above the knee after a motorcycle crash in 2004 that left her in a coma for 45 days. She went on to become a doctor of physical therapy and the first-ever women’s World Adaptive Surfing champion — but it wasn’t easy. “One of the biggest things I wish people realized about amputees is that you don’t just go in and get a leg,” she says. “You’re now wearing something that’s not really a part of you, but you have to make it a part of you.”
On social media, Dani saw the need for someone to be real about life as an amputee. “I needed to know I wasn’t alone, but that was near impossible to find,” she says. “I have the platform, privilege and responsibility to do that loud and clear. I know what it feels like to be knocked down hard and I hope to make the path I had to travel on a little less bumpy for others.” —Reported by Kassy Cho (@kassy)
This March, we’re collaborating with BuzzFeed News reporter and producer Kassy Cho of @world to find and highlight women around the globe who are making an impact in their local community and on Instagram. ❤️ Stay tuned here and on @world to see more. #WCW
Dani burt’s (@dani.burt ) leg was amputated above the knee after a motorcycle crash in 2004 that left her in a coma for 45 days. she went on to become a doctor of physical therapy and the first-ever women’s world adaptive surfing champion — but it wasn’t easy. “one of the biggest things i wish people realized about amputees is that you don’t just go in and get a leg,” she says. “you’re now wearing something that’s not really a part of you, but you have to make it a part of you.”
on social media, dani saw the need for someone to be real about life as an amputee. “i needed to know i wasn’t alone, but that was near impossible to find,” she says. “i have the platform, privilege and responsibility to do that loud and clear. i know what it feels like to be knocked down hard and i hope to make the path i had to travel on a little less bumpy for others.” —reported by kassy cho (@kassy )
this march, we’re collaborating with buzzfeed news reporter and producer kassy cho of @world to find and highlight women around the globe who are making an impact in their local community and on instagram. ❤️ stay tuned here and on @world to see more. #wcw
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