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9-year-old has new lease on life with prosthetic leg

6:38 PM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
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By Rachelle Murcia

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) - Ethan Perez is now learning to walk with a prosthetic. He's had his new leg for just two weeks. He's still a little shaky on it, but he's already playing sports.

"I think it's pretty obvious," said Ethan. "I mean, I have a leg that's blue, yellow, red, so yeah. Tah dah," Ethan said like a magician, pulling up his shorts to reveal his new leg.

According to Ethan's mom, Debbie Landry, Monday's steps are some of the first Ethan has taken without using a walker for support since he got the prosthetic two weeks ago.

"It's like an infant taking their first steps so, it's very exciting," said Landry.

"You know," added Tony Perez, Ethan's dad. "Things that he couldn't do that he used to love, to see him doing that again... Yeah, I can't even describe it."

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