This 16-Year-Old Amputee Gymnast Has Set The Highest Of Standards

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Kate Foster, Gymnast

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When 16-year-old Kate Foster lost her leg from Leukemia, she was only 12 years old. A gymnast, she assumed her athletic career was over. But losing a limb wasn’t reason enough for Foster to give up on her dreams. She continued training and got better, and now competes on a team that allows her to travel the country to participate in sanctioned gymnastic competitions.

According to ABC News, she is the only one to do so with a prosthetic leg.

“My coach said that she had never coached a one-legged gymnast before, but she was willing to try if I was,” said Kate.

“They don’t change the rules for her,” said Ben Foster, Kate’s father. “They’re not saying, ‘Okay, you don’t have to do this part of it or you don’t have to do that part. There is no category of competition that she doesn’t participate in.”

“People tell me all the time that I’m an inspiration, but I’m just me,” said Kate, but she’s definitely better with a prosthetic leg than many of us two-legged people would be with her gymnastic stunts.

Check out her sweet moves for yourself here:

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