FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Cami Wood is only a little leaguer but her heart is big.
The 7-year-old plays baseball in the Wildcat League and nothing slows her down – not even her new prosthetic leg. Cami prides herself on hitting and her speed.
She was born with a rare bone disease called melorheostosis. It’s affects bone growth and Cami’s left leg wasn’t developing the way it should.
The Wood’s had two options – multiple surgeries that only might alleviate this problem or one surgery to amputate and have Cami work with a prosthetic. After much discussion – including Cami getting the final say – she underwent surgery earlier this year.
The soon-to-be third grader in the Blackhawk school system has only worked with her new appendage for a little over a month and she’s way ahead of schedule.
This new prosthetic isn’t hasn’t slowed her down yet – and it certainly won’t in the future.