Scott loves meeting people, and if he walked up to you today, there’s something about him you’d realize right away. He’s very funny. What you might not realize is that he’s got “a robot leg.” Over 30 years ago, Scott had osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Doctors at St. Jude amputated his leg below the knee.
He was a high school basketball player, and you’d understand if he was devastated. But Scott says he was at peace. He trusted the care at St. Jude and used the extra attention from classmates as way to become more outgoing. He also decided that he’d push himself to learn to wear his prosthetic leg very well. So well that, as he says, you’d only know it’s there if he’s wearing shorts.
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Credits Host: Joel Alsup
Recorded by: Andres Garcia and Nathan Black
Music production: Kazimir Boyle
Producer: Geoffrey Redick
Editor: Grace Korzekwa Evans
Executive Producer: Louis Graham
This podcast is a production of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.