Meet The Amputee Cheerleader With A Zebra-Print Leg

“This is just how I’ve always been. This is my normal.”

1. This is Patience Beard.

2. As an infant, Patience lost her left leg to a rare disease called proximal femoral focal deficiency and has lived with a prosthetic leg ever since.

3. But she can still do this:

4. In fact, she gained national recognition last year when she joined the University of Arkansas cheerleading team.

5. Her prosthetic leg has become an inspirational symbol, which Patience proudly shows off with a zebra design.

6. Watch this HooplaHa for footage of Patience, now a sophomore, in action and discussing what it’s like to be a role model in the public eye.

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