Teen Chooses Leg Amputation to Escape Pain

Kaleo Niko, 13, was born with a painful muscular condition known as arthrogryposis.
1:39 | 10/02/13

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On you know the remotest -- -- Niko may be a carefree kid who. Yet two weeks ago he may have made the toughest call of his short thirteen year life. -- -- -- When I woke -- phones. Reason he decided to have his legs amputated after dealing with a painful muscular condition. Since he was born it's called Arthur -- -- -- walking and running became unbearable routines I -- stabbing pain if I walked a lot. After years of talking with his doctors even Olympic climber Creag di Martino who lost his leg in an accident taleo made his decision. -- is going to -- and I was rubbing his laid helping him if he got into bed and he dissed. Looks -- me -- you know he's crying and he did -- -- him in time did you ever question her decision. I mean really question now is he's. I wanted to to -- as good as you can. You please see this tell. Before his surgery -- -- made a cast of his feet. A reminder of the pain he was leaving behind Europe. He's with its assistant -- -- and he -- ready. Want to conceive of what life with my rent. To working this. And the next chapter in this is getting fitted for prosthetic legs that will -- about a month just in time for -- -- fourteen birthday. -- hospital in Salt Lake City is paying for the surgery and for the cost of his prosthetics. -- Mark Stuart 7 NEWS.

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