Monday March 30, 2015
Christa Couture: finding new life with a new leg
more stories from this episode
At thirteen years old, singer-songwriter Christa Couture lost her left leg to bone cancer. After months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, an above-the-knee amputation was only cure; she was lucky to have it.
But life with a prosthetic leg was far from easy. All of the things non-amputees take for granted - walking up and down stairs, finding balance, even dancing - took strength and perseverance, something Christa has in spades.
In this moving story, Christa recounts a particularly awkward junior high dance... one that was so traumatizing that it kept her off of the dance floor for decades.
Find out how a brand new microprocessor knee - and a prosthetic covered in an amazing floral fabric - changed everything.
Click the link above to hear Christa's inspirational story, as well as her performance of 'I Don't Play Piano', live from the York Theatre on March 25th, 2015.