LEGO: IT’S NOT just child’s play.
Marc Cronin from the UK lost his leg after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes two years ago – he’s on the waiting list for a prosthetic, but decided to construct a Lego leg while playing with his daughter.
His creation went viral after he posted it to Reddit, and Marc told The Telegraph that the leg just seemed like “a fun idea”:
I’m quite new to the whole amputation process and at the rehabilitation centre I go to there are a lot of guys just getting their legs. So I thought “Why can’t I have one now?”
Unfortunately, the leg is purely decorative – Marc can stand in it, but he can’t walk on it.
I didn’t glue it together because I didn’t want to ruin my daughter’s Lego. It’s currently standing in the corner of the living room like a piece of art.
He’s using his viral fame to encourage people who suspect they might have diabetes to get checked, as his own diabetes was left undiagnosed for ten years.
“If someone reads this and they think they might have diabetes… the sooner you know, the sooner you can get it under control.”
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