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Woman And Her Prosthetic Leg Win Over The Internet

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Your traveling pictures are about to be put to shame. Yeah, sure. That picture of you pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa is cute, but Devon Gallagher's shots are infinitely better.

Gallagher is a 23-year-old environmental engineering graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She was born with Pseudoarthrosis, a congenital bone disease which immediately impacted her life.

"Basically I had a "false-joint" in my tibia bone which meant I couldn't put any weight on my leg and my foot was useless," Gallagher said in an exclusive interview with Shared. "Doctors tried to save the leg, but by the time I was four things weren't looking like they'd improve so doctors gave my parents a choice: keep trying to save the leg or amputate the foot now and let [me] live [my] life with a prosthetic. They chose the latter and I've lived with a prosthetic ever since."

Recently, Gallagher took a trip across Europe and her pictures went viral for a very cool, very unique reason.

Continue reading to see Devon's pictures and find out what inspired the journey!

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