14-year-old comes a long way after losing leg a year ago

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) One year ago, a Topeka girl was hit by a car, Doctors told her and her family that part of her leg had to be amputated.

“Everything is just different,” says Kelli Robinson.

Fourteen-year-old Rylee Robinson was hit by a car last year, a few months before her 13th birthday.

“You know I saw her laying there and ran to her and was you know just hollering at her, letting her know i was there,” says Kelli.

Doctors had to amputate part of her left leg, her mother Kelli says Rylee’s come a long way since May of last year. She’s consistently kept a positive attitude through the transition.

“She required assistance with a lot of stuff, now she pretty much does everything on her own.”

Rylee now faces physical challenges but she doesn’t let it stop her from doing the things she enjoys. The first base player keeps going to softball practices not letting her injury get in her way.

“I loved it before too but now i have to try harder and put more effort into it and so i have more love for it,” says Rylee.

Next week Rylee is going to a special camp in Ohio. It’s called the Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp. Rylee got a scholarship to go. It’s her first time to go to camp and she’s very excited.

110 other kids from around the United States are going to share experiences with each other.

The camp is a place where amputees and other children with limb deformities can go to build confidence.


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