Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mermaid tail for amputee

Nadya Vessey's legs were amputated below the knee when she was a young child.  A curious boy once asked her why, and she replied that it's because she was a mermaid.  The idea stuck with her, and she eventually contacted a famous special effects company if they might make her a prosthetic, realistic mermaid's tail.  To her surprise, they said yes.  Weta, the company who did work for "Lord of the Rings" and "The Chronicles of Narnia" made her a custom, fully functional mermaid's tail, complete with an attached suit.  It's wonderful to hear about companies that take the time/effort to make people's dreams come true.....especially mermaid dreams.....


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