When Shellah’s mother gave birth to her, she discovered her daughter’s legs were deformed. Terrified by the stigma of disability in Kenya, she cut the baby’s legs off and then abandoned her. Neighbors heard her crying and took her to a hospital saving her life. Shellah was raised in an orphanage, which clothed and fed her but could not afford prosthetic legs. For 6 years, Shellah could not walk. That is when A Leg To Stand On found her and fitted her with her first set of prosthetic legs.