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This Amputee Gymnast’s Inspirational Story Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes

posted: 03/16/16
by: Mara Betsch

Kate Foster has loved gymnastics her entire life. When she was diagnosed with leukemia at age 12, she developed a severe infection in her leg. When doctors told her that she'd need to have her leg amputated, she was resistant. "You're not taking off my leg," she remembers telling the doctors. "I need that for gymnastics."

And though her doctors determined that the amputation was necessary, it turns out that Foster didn't need two legs to continue to compete in gymnastics. With the help of her dedicated coach, she was able to find her way back to the beam (floor, bars, and vault, too) with the help of a prosthetic. Now, she's competing at the national level and being held to the same standards as her peers.

Watch the Good Morning America segment -- we guarantee you'll be wiping away tears by the end.