After a life-changing surgery, this three year old toddler born with both of her legs facing backward can finally walk.
Victoria Komada was born with bilateral tibial hemimelia, a birth defect that causes children to have deformed legs and missing bones.
“She was in a lot of pain all day and all night. We had all had enough. It was really horrible,” her mother, Marzena Drusewicz, told SWNS.
She faced losing both her legs after doctors in Poland said the only option was to amputate both of her legs. But her parents found a doctor in America who said he could help and Victoria could be able to walk again.
The doctor based in Florida had a plan to fix Victoria’s left leg and amputate her right leg, then fit her with a prosthetic that she could be able to walk with.
Kind strangers from the family’s home country, Poland, donated more than $200,000 for the life-changing surgery.
Victoria and her parents, Marzena Drusewicz, 32, and Dariusz Komada, 41, flew to Paley Institute in Florida and underwent surgery last July.
Last month they flew back to their home after nine months in the US having undergone two surgeries. Being back home was very different this time though, their little girl, Victoria could now now walk, run and play sports.
“We were so happy when she took her first steps, we started crying. We were on the way to the car and she said ‘Mommy, can I show you something?” Drusewicz recalled.
“She was in a lot of pain all day and all night. We had all had enough. It was really horrible. Of course I was so scared and didn’t know what would was going to happen. She would cry and scream so much after the operation. Every week she got better and better and now she is not in any pain at all and can walk normally and we can all start our life again now we are home.” Drusewicz added.