16-Year-Old Plays High School Basketball With Prosthetic Leg
A 16-year-old varsity basketball player isn't letting her prosthetic leg stop her from hitting shots during games. Amanda Merrell, a sophomore in Maryland, had to have her leg amputated when she was a child due to a potentially fatal form of cancer, Ewing's sarcoma. She hasn't let that put a damper on her life, however. Amanda doesn't remember life when she had two legs and she works with what she has. The teen said she's often the first one down the court during games.