Boy Gets 'Star Wars' Prosthetic After by Surprise From Stormtroopers
Ben Bronske, a 20-month-old who has a prosthetic leg covered in "Star Wars" Stormtroopers, got to meet Stormtroopers in person when they came to his Washington home. It was Ben’s parents, both "Star Wars" fans, who picked out the unique prosthetic covering for their son. His mother Sarah took the Stormtrooper fabric to Seattle Children’s Hospital, where Ben is treated, and the member of the team creating the prosthetic also happened to be a "Star Wars" fan. The prosthetic was custom made for Ben, who had his left foot amputated below the ankle due to a rare form of macrodactyly, a congenital condition that causes abnormal growth of bones and toes in the foot. “Ben had a most extreme form,” said Dr. Vincent Mosca, who treated Ben and is chief of foot and limb deformities at Seattle Children’s. Ben began walking as soon as he tried his new prosthetic on for the first time, in August, when he was 16 months old.
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