Joao Silva Takes First Step on Artificial Legs

New York Times photographer Joao Silva is shown taking his first steps Monday on artificial legs in this video, which was posted today on The New York Times Lens blog. Silva lost both legs after stepping on a mine last October in Afghanistan. “The therapist fitted my legs and asked me if I’d like to walk,” Lens quotes Silva. “So off I went. Must have walked up and down that ramp 20 times. Couldn’t get enough of it.”

Related: Photographer Jaoa Silva Wounded in Afghanistan

8 Responses to “Joao Silva Takes First Step on Artificial Legs”

  1. Capturesque Says:

    Inspiration in so many ways. To many to count. Kudos for overcoming what some would not.

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  3. Wank Carmo Says:

    Força, João. Você forte e voltarás a fotografar como ninguém. Tenha fé! Gd abs Wank Carmo

  4. Hanti Otto Says:

    SO SO SO proud of you

  5. Nicole Burn Says:

    Joao you really are amazing my friend – and what spiffy legs they are – try not to run too soon ok :-)

  6. Inga Says:

    Great to see you up and running again Joao! Your energy and steadfastness is inspiring!

  7. David Brabyn Says:

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