Mercedes SayaguesAugust 11, 2009 10:30Updated May 30, 2010 13:04
PRETORIA, South Africa — Muhammed Saib grins excitedly. In two hours he became taller by an inch, his shoe size went from 4 to 5 and he is wearing new, cool black sneakers.
“Look at my feet, they are bigger, bouncier, lighter!” he chortles, each step wider and steadier.
Saib, 13, just got new prosthetic feet and legs. Born with a rare bone disease, his legs end high on the thigh and he lacks a hip connection.