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<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/05/27/amputee.student.ap/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/05....ap/index.html</a><br><br>
"A woman who lost both legs and an arm as a child is poised to become a doctor for children.<br><br>
Kellie Lim, who became a triple amputee at age 8 because of bacterial meningitis, is to graduate from UCLA's medical school on Friday, and she plans to focus on childhood allergies and infections disease.<br><br>
The Michigan native, 26, does not use a prosthetic arm and manages to perform most medical procedures -- including giving injections and taking blood -- with one arm. She walks on a pair of prosthetic legs.<br><br>
"Just having that experience of being someone so sick and how devastating that can be -- not just for me but for my family too -- gives me a perspective that other people don't necessarily have," Lim said.<br><br>
Raised by a blind mother in suburban Detroit, Lim went through years of wheelchairs and painful therapy after toxic shock from the meningitis claimed her limbs and three fingertips on her remaining hand.<br><br>
Lim recently saw her childhood medical file, and learned that doctors had given her a 15 percent chance of survival. Just five months after the amputations, Lim returned to a normal school. Born right-handed, she learned to write and work with her left...."<br><br>
Sounds like an incredible woman who is going to be an incredible physician. Way cool. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sounds like an incredible woman who is going to be an incredible physician. Way cool. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"></div>
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