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]