So inspiring — This little 3-year-old amputee athlete defies the odds

May 21, 2017 4:58 pm Last Updated: May 21, 2017 4:58 pm

An adorable three-year-old amputee is defying the odds to play sports and follow her dream of becoming a cheerleader thanks to her prosthetic legs.

Jemma Kelly, 3, from Oklahoma, Texas, developed a genetic malformation in the womb that meant her right leg formed in a hook shape and without an ankle, and also gave her six fingers—making it hard for her to move around. At 9-months-old, she had her leg amputated so she could eventually be fitted with a prosthetic.

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Little Jemma hardly sees it as a serious setback to reaching her dreams—becoming a cheerleader like her older sister.

“She does cheerleading, plays Tee-Ball, rides a bike, bounces on trampolines – if you covered her prosthetic leg you’d never know the difference between her and any other child,” her mother Tamara Kelly told Daily Mail.

“There’s never a dull moment with Jemma, she’s never sitting still, even without her leg on she’s always hopping around the house.We always celebrate for her. She loves taking on new challenges and never complains or lets her leg hold her back.”