Video: Patience Beard, one-legged Arkansas cheerleader, is truly inspiring

Arkansas cheerleader Patience Beard looks, more or less, like the rest of her squad from the waist up. However, for the rest of the girls on the Hogs’ squad, a zebra-colored prosthetic leg is not exactly part of the dress code.

HooplaHa posted the video clip below. It features the inspirational, one-legged Beard chatting about her leg – or, rather, her lack of awareness over it. Beard lost her leg as an infant, and has gone her entire life with a prosthetic. She even earned a scholarship to Arkansas for her cheerleading.

“I had a point in my life when I worried what other people thought about me. It was weird, because looking back on that now, what was I thinking? Even today I forget. I forget all the time that I’m different. Until someone’s like, ‘Hey, you have a zebra leg.'”

Yeah, she does. It’s pretty amazing.

[Photos: Nelson Chenault, Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports; H/T: Bleacher Report]