The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Girl's prosthetic leg stolen WTW

Melissa Huff survived an accident two years ago, but tragically lost her leg due to it. She was however able to continue to play sports, and resumed playing competitive softball after the accident and is now a high school sophomore.

As I still have 58 minutes to post my weekly White Trash Wednesday entry, I thought this was a fitting story. Not because of Melissa- she is a outstanding example to young people everywhere. However, this does have some white trash news in it, only we don't know who the trash is.

I'll let the quote do the explaining for me:

For the second time in recent months, somebody broke into a 16-year-old girl’s home and stole her prosthetic leg — including one that had been donated following the first crime, authorities said.

The thieves took a $12,000 cosmetic leg and a donated $16,000 leg that Melissa Huff uses to play softball, her mother, Lisa Huff, said. She said a camera in the room was untouched.

Girl's prosthetic leg stolen — twice - Crime & Punishment - MSNBC.com
I'm not sure what kind of heartless person would steal a young girls prosthetic leg, let alone steal replacements too, but I can feel safe in saying that they are bottom of the barrel trash.

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~ MissLisa said...

I happened upon an article today about this. the legs have been returned, they were put into Melissa's mothers van on Wednesday.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060306/od_nm/life_legs_dc