This Robot 5-Year-Old Can Outrun You

April 16, 2009

May Challis lost most of her extremeties to meningitis, but science came to the rescue by rebuilding her.  You know, because they have the technology. 

She contracted meningitis in 2005.  This disease is an inflammation of the meninges, which are little protective membranes around your brain and spinal cord.  Obviously, that really f***s your sh*t up, and 8 weeks after she contracted the disease, May had to have her limbs amputated. 

Then, the world-renowned Dorset Orthopaedic center fitted her with $15,000 carbon fiber legs.  Now, her dad says she can walk twice as fast as she used to be able to.  If we can perfect sweet prosthetic arms, I’m thinking amputations are not too far off in my future. 


Source: Echo News