A Paralympic medalist gave company to a toddler fitted with a prosthetic leg who was taking his first steps.
Blake Leeper was at Scott Sabolich Prosthetics in Oklahoma City being fitted for his own prosthetics when he found out that 2-year-old KJ Dyer was getting ready to walk for the first time in his new prosthesis on Dec 11.
Leeper said in a video, “I got my legs on now! I am ready! I’m ready for you!” Leeper said, “You’re doing great! You’re doing awesome! Look … mine look like yours!”
Now 2 weeks later, KJ is at home and is getting used to his new legs. KJ’s mom called the meeting with Leeper as inspirational. “It was just an amazing experience for us as parents and for getting to see somebody to inspire him, and actually, it helps encourage him at home,” said mom Chelsea Dyer.
Leeper shared a video message on Dec. 12 for KJ, “Keep fighting buddy… the next time I see you, we’re going to race. You better be ready!”
His mom said the motivation was doing wonders and the little boy is determined to win.
“He’s doing great and he only has to have the walker the first day,” she said. “Ever since we’ve been home he’s been a very determined boy.”