Three-year-old Victoria Komada was born with an extremely rare condition called bilateral tibial hemimelia, a congenital deformity which results in deformed legs and missing bones.
Victoria specifically was born with both legs bent backwards. Initially, she and her family were told that the best option was a double amputation, but they refused to accept that and explored other options.
A surgeon in Florida told them he could reconstruct her left leg but the surgery cost a whopping $235,000. The Polish family was overwhelmed with support from thousands of people who had heard about Victoria’s situation.
Victoria and her family flew out to West Palm Beach, Florida last July for her first surgery and in November, she had a second operation to fuse the bones in her left leg.
Miraculously, two days later, with the help of a prosthetic on her right leg, she could walk.
Dr. Paley, the mastermind who performed the surgery, said: âWe achieved all that we said we would achieve for her. The reconstructed leg is very functional. She can walk and run and do sports now. She has had superb results.â