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Neo Keitumetse Talks About What It’s Like To Be A Double Amputee And A Mother Of Twin Boys

   

When Neo Keitumetse found out she was pregnant with twins, she was so happy but worried about how she would cope with both children. Born with a congenital defect in her legs, Neo’s two legs had to be amputated when she was a child. Now 29-year-old, Neo says that she doesn’t feel like she doesn’t have legs because she’s used to doing everything without them.

In fact, she doesn’t necessarily use her prosthetic legs.

Neo confesses that her pregnancy was a hard one even though she was placed on strict bed rest.

“When I got to six months, my joints on my thighs felt like they were coming out of joint,” she said, noting that she is not different from any other person.

“I just want people to look at amputees just the same way they look at someone with their legs. What matters is the heart of a person. Just because you don’t have legs doesn’t mean you’re less of a person,” she said.

Neo’s goal is to encourage other amputees believe in themselves.

Watch her here

 

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