The little girl who became a hero in March will be able to return to some semblance of normalcy if these Southern businesses and athletes have anything to say about it. They are banding together to get Anaiah Rucker a new leg.
Anaiah almost died in February when she pushed her sister out of the way of an oncoming truck. They were walking to the bus stop and her little sister was almost hit in the rain. She has been lauded as a hero but says that she had to do it. Her sister was too little to die and she would have been really hurt if the truck had hit her.
Anaiah saved her sisters life but almost lost her own in the process. She lost a kidney, lost her leg and broke her neck in the accident. She is a very courageous little girl and everyone loves her.
Megan Landon is the high school track coach and president for Langdon Athletics a sporting goods store in Greensboro Ga. When she heard about little Anaiah’s leg and heroism she automatically wanted to help her.
To do that she got in touch with pro wrestler and Olympic shot-putter Steve “The Freak” Chamberland. Steve lives in Florida and lost his leg in 1999 in a motorcycle accident. Ever since then he has tried to help people who could not afford to get a prosthetic.
When he heard about Anaiah he contacted Clearwater Brace and Limb in Florida. They had made his artificial leg. They agreed to make a prosthetic and donate it to Anaiah. The prosthetic will be worth 30,000 dollars.