Boy gets wish to have leg amputated

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
A California boy is born with a condition that causes right leg to constantly fracture.

On April 10, Amit will undergo a below-the-knee amputation at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Sacramento.

SACRAMENTO, CA (KPRC) - An 11-year-old California boy born with a rare orthopedic condition is getting his wish to have his right leg amputated.

His mother, Zimra Vigoda of Sacramento, told ABC News it is the hardest decision she's ever made, but also a necessary one.

Amit was born with something called congenital pseudoarthrosis of tibia and fibula with osteofibrous dysplasia, which caused his right leg to constantly fracture.

Growing up, he had never been allowed to jump or play any contact sports for fear of breaking his leg.

On April 10, Amit will undergo a below-the-knee amputation at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Sacramento.

Six weeks later, doctors will fit him with a prosthetic. Three months later, he's expected to be up and running. And jumping and kicking and playing.


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