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Aug. 11th, 2010

10:55 am - Triple amputee to graduate from UCLA medical school | KOMO News | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Bre

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via komonews.com

"A woman who lost both legs and an arm as a child is poised to become a doctor for children.

Kellie Lim, who became a triple amputee at age 8 because of bacterial meningitis, is to graduate from UCLA's medical school on Friday, and she plans to focus on childhood allergies and infections disease.

The Michigan native, 26, does not use a prosthetic arm and manages to perform most medical procedures - including giving injections and taking blood - with one arm. She walks on a pair of prosthetic legs.
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From:jasonecaesar
Date:August 11th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)

Wow.

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Fascinating.
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From:evelynne
Date:August 11th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
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Man, the rest of us just have no excuse, do we. :)
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From:fitfool
Date:August 12th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
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yeah...between this doctor and the bodybuilder, I'm feeling like quite
a slacker.
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From:cjsmith
Date:August 11th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Wow. Good for her.
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From:fitfool
Date:August 12th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
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I wonder why she chose to get prosthetic legs but not a prosthetic arm. Very impressive. Oh wow...and she was raised by a blind mother.
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From:fitfool
Date:August 14th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
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I don't know much about prosthetic limbs....are the legs better than the arms? Maybe it's the hands and fingers that are hard...
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From:vivian2112
Date:August 16th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
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This woman is amazing.
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