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Woman Builds Prosthetic Leg with LEGOs

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A woman who had her leg amputated below the knee a few months ago after she crushed her foot while working on her car made a leg prosthetic out of LEGO pieces.

On her YouTube channel, called AmputeeOT, she posts information about amputees for victims, caregivers and people in the healthcare field.

She decided to show how she made a prosthetic leg out of LEGO pieces on the channel recently.

"The joke's on you - I went home and did it," Stephens said, after she made the video by the suggestion of someone in her research lab. "Sometimes, you just need to be silly."

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Though she was not able to walk on it, it looked to be the same size as her actual prosthetic leg.

Since being posted, the video has received over 34,000 views and 1,000 likes. People have commented on how to make the LEGO leg better, including making the foot bigger and the stem between the foot and leg thicker.

Her Facebook page, also called AmputeeOT, received over 915 likes and many have said it has helped them come to terms with their amputations.

One woman described how her child was able to overcome her upcoming amputation by looking at Stephens' videos. 

Another woman said her videos have been a "source of comfort" and that she watches them with her husband regularly. 

Sources: Inquisitr, Facebook