Hi, everyone! I`m Anton. I`m 22. I work in a construction company in Moscow. When I was 13 I`ve lost my leg - got run over by a motor boat. Three months later I started walking on prosthetic leg.
I haven`t felt any discomfort in communication with my peers. Probably, it all went smoothly because of my wonderful family, they helped me to adapt to new condition. I`ve never had any problems with friends, girlfriends, never. I asked my wife, how she reacted to my prosthesis when we first met. I felt like it was weird. She said she didn`t notice it at all. When something happens to people - some trauma or a disease - others turn away from them. I had it the other way round. It gave me strength. However strange it sounds, it even helped me in life.
When you walk with a help of crutches you get one reaction from people. You see pity in the eyes of adults and fear in the eyes of kids. It`s hard for someone who`s not psychologically ready to see this. Just think of it, you see a man and notice he doesn`t have a leg! I`m not ashamed of my prosthetic leg, I wear shorts and trainers. I often ride my gyroscooter in the park. It`s fun! People see that a guy lives a full life, enjoys it, smiles at them. And the looks are different in this case, it`s respect and thoughts like: «Would I be able to do the same?», «So cool!».