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Boy Born With One-In-A-Million Condition Takes 1st Steps | “He Is More Confident Now”
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Boy Born With One-In-A-Million Condition Takes 1st Steps | “He Is More Confident Now”

Dakari Miranda was born with a one-in-a-million condition that left him without part of his right leg and is now walking thanks to a prosthetic leg.

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Technology enabled a Chicago toddler to move and it's simply amazing. Dakari Miranda was born with a one-in-a-million condition that left him without part of his right leg and is now walking, thanks to a prosthetic leg. The toddler took his first steps 8 months after undergoing an hours-long surgery to have most of his right leg amputated.


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Dakari was born without a tibia, or shinbone, in his right leg, a rare condition known as tibial hemimelia. The boy's mother, Dawn Miranda, was 20 weeks pregnant when she learned about the condition. She also mentioned that doctors talked to her since the beginning about possibly needing to amputate her son's leg. "Once we found that out, I was distraught," Miranda told Good Morning America. "That was like the scariest thing I'd ever heard." Being a mother it was obvious for Dawn to worry about her son's future. She mentioned that she was very worried if her son would be able to run or play with his siblings and friends. But Dawn did not give in to her worry. She started to research the condition and later joined a Facebook group of parents and people with tibial hemimelia, she said she grew optimistic about her son's future.