1. Joseph Pleban took the brave decision to have his left foot removed when doctors told him he had a rare bone and joint disease that was causing recurring benign tumours in his ankle.
The condition, pigmented villonodular synovitis, led to the 23-year-old being told he could no longer pursue extreme sports.
11. Pleban said he is already planning his Halloween costume ideas with his girlfriend.
“I could be a surfer and she could be a shark – maybe we could add a surfboard with a shark bite out of it,” he suggested.
“I would like to get a leg with a USB port that converts the kinetic energy from me walking into electrical energy to charge my phone.”