I watched the Olympics over the past weekend, like billions of other people & I was lucky enough to see Oscar Pistorius run in the 400m races. I salute him, as do millions (billions?) of other people, but I do it from a viewpoint few others have. I still have my feet, but I came within a hair's breadth of losing my feet when I was in high school.
It wasn't a genetic anomaly; it was athlete's foot, allergies, staph & strep in my skin - combined. Majority culture medicine had nothing that could treat my case. I could not get my feet into the largest Women's size shoes in our small town - 11W; & I ordinarily wore 8-1/2M. I went barefoot winter & summer, including when it was -20F, because of that - & in the winter, it was close to comfortable, because of the fever in my feet. I melted snow when I walked across it.
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