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Woman's 'Lego leg' Video A Hit, Inspires Others

ST. LOUIS (AP) - As a child, Christina Stephens filled her parents' home with castles and ships made of Legos. When she used her skills to make a prosthetic leg out of the children's toy, she became an Internet sensation.
    
The 31-year-old St. Louis occupational therapist lost her left foot in an accident this winter and immediately vowed to help others dealing with amputations.
    
Stephens began a series of YouTube videos and a Facebook page under the name "AmputeeOT," addressing the sort of topics many new amputees struggle with such as dealing with pain.
    
But it was her unique construction of a makeshift prosthetic - made of hundreds of tiny Legos - that made her a video star. The YouTube video has more than 1.3 million views since it was posted in early July.

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