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When you wear a prosthetic leg to get around in life, the peg leg jokes in late October are inevitable. Then I heard about a peg that was deed specifically for hiking up uneven terrain, which is a problem I struggle with. So I got one ordered and tried it on for the first time just a few months ago. Imagine standing up with a regular foot on one side and nothing but a post on the other. I wear prosthetics in everyday life and still underestimated how much I rely on having the front of a foot and toes! Any slight lean forward and I was tumbling toward the floor.
About the same time I was Amputee peg leg stories out my first peg leg, I stumbled across a story about a young man who does amazing things on his peg leg. It was an inspiring, gut wrenching story that begged to be shared. And what better time to share a story about a kid who dances on his peg leg than the day peg legs rule -Talk Like a Pirate day. So buckle up. Get ready to hear the tale that just might be your favorite story of this pirate themed day.
When Evan Ruggiero was a little boy he discovered dancing. Before long he was an expert in tap, ing the New Jersey Tap Ensemble at age Through his teens he perfected his skills and was eagerly accepted into the dance program at Montclair State University.
Instead of getting better over time, it got worse. For months he endured surgeries and treatments to try to save his right leg. Just when it looked like they might be succeeding, the cancer returned. He officially became an above the knee amputee in May of It would take another year and a half of aggressive chemotherapy, and surgery to remove eight more tumors, before Evan could even begin to figure out what came next in life.
A peg leg. He was just intrigued that this entertainer, who had lost his leg in a cotton gin accident at age 12, could put on an impressive show with his hand made peg leg. Watch the incredible video of Peg Leg Bates in action. A young Evan filed away the memory of those videos, then used them for inspiration a decade later. The first time Evan tried out his new peg leg he did it alone. He set a camera up in the empty dance studio and pushed the record button.
And he started tapping. By the end of the session he was sending a copy of that video to his mom and dad, who were hiking in the mountains for their 25th wedding anniversary. Her boy was mastering legitimate dance moves, on a long peg of a leg.
Evan has moved on with his life. He graduates from college in December and plans to move to New York City or Los Angeles, where he can dance on Broadway or in movies and on television. A peg leg is a fun toy for most amputees. But a peg leg can be so much more than just an accessory. A young man named Evan has taken his metal pole of a leg and learned how to make magic with it.
Luck Ben. Photo: Judy Berna About the same time I was trying out my first peg leg, I stumbled across a story about a young man who does amazing things on his peg leg. But no matter what, he was pretty sure it had to include dancing. Liked it?
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Talk Like a Pirate Day: The Inspiration in a Peg Leg