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This girl's travel selfie is going viral for the most inspiring reason

Meet Devon Gallagher...
When Devon was four years old, she had her leg amputated because she had congenital bone disease. Now she has a prosthetic leg and is *not* afraid of showing it off to the world...literally.

After graduating college, Devon decided to travel all over Europe and visited a ton of cities like Dublin, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Prague, Vienna, Paris, Brussels, Munich, Stockholm, Athens, Santorini, Budapest and the Cliffs of Moher. Which is awesome in itself but how she shared her trip on social media is even cooler.

Devon took to Reddit, where she wanted to share her adventure. But how would her photos be different from all the other travel posts? Well, she covered her prosthetic leg in chalkboard paint and wrote the name of the city she was in on it before posing for a picture. Talk about #goals!

The jet-setting babe told Hello Giggles that she's loving her life (uh, we can totally see why): "[My leg] hasn’t stopped me from doing anything I’ve wanted to do," she shared. "I don’t know if it’s my determination to prove to myself that I can do it, but regardless, I’ve been able to keep up with my peers and lead a pretty great life."

We have nothing but respect and admiration for Devon, who shows us that you should *never* let anything stand in the way of your dreams. And if you encounter an obstacle, get creative with it—because if life gives you a prosthetic leg, make art.

How have you embraced your own challenges? Share your stories with us in the comments!


by Aly Prouty | 7/12/2017
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