At the young age of 12, Andrea Meza was excelling in school when she was given the diagnosis of osteosarcoma. In order to treat the rare bone cancer, she elected to have a left above knee amputation on August 6, 2002. As part of her rehabilitation, she was initially fit with a prosthesis to begin gait training in an effort to return to her activities.

At the young age of 12, Andrea Meza was excelling in school when she was given the diagnosis of osteosarcoma. In order to treat the rare bone cancer, she elected to have a left above knee amputation on August 6, 2002. As part of her rehabilitation, she was initially fit with a prosthesis to begin gait training in an effort to return to her activities. Still, when the amputation was performed, it was difficult for everyone, especially for Andrea. With her family by her side and the support and encouragement of the rest of her medical team, she was able to achieve and even surpass her goals.

Now, fifteen years later, she is a full time student who participates in many fitness activities, including weight lifting, elliptical exercise, and yoga. Clearly, her amputation has not slowed her down, as she also celebrates being cancer free.

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