World Traveler Uses Prosthetic Leg to Document Her Epic Adventures
Devon Gallagher, a 23-year-old college graduate from Philadelphia, wants the world to know exactly where she’s been during her epic worldwide vacation.
The traveler, who was born with a congenital bone disease, had her right leg amputated at the age of four. Although the amputation caused setbacks for Gallagher early on, she now sees it as nothing short of inspiration for living her best life.
To spread that message, Gallagher has taken to social media, where she shares photos of her travels across the globe, but instead of simply using a geotag, she scrawls her location across her artificial limb before snapping a picture.
“I get a new leg every two years and get to choose what design I have, one day I had a sudden thought to get a chalkboard,” Gallagher told the Daily Mail. “My mum and grandmother weren’t too keen on the idea, but my friends thought it was great and told me to go for it so I did.”
Gallagher said people often stare when she’s writing on her leg, but once she shares the photos, she receives only positive feedback.
“A lot of people don’t understand how I can be so happy in my situation,” Gallagher said. “I guess I learned at a young age that life can suck and that it’s not fair at times. But you can still lead a happy and fulfilling life if you have the right attitude and choose to focus on the positives, you always have to put things in perspective, I consider myself very lucky.”