Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Regina woman shocked to discover lack of colour options for prostheses - CBC

by Alex Soloducha
Originally published: August 1, 2017

On top of the loss of her lower leg to an amputation, a Regina woman is facing the additional struggle of being unable to get a prosthesis that matches her skin tone.

Rahab Wanjau, 30, had surgery last June to have the part of her leg below her knee removed.

Wanjau said she did research on the upcoming amputation, but had no idea she would feel so excluded when she went to pick out a prosthetic leg and foot at Regina's Wascana Rehabilitation Centre.