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Sat Sep 6, 2014, 02:04 PM

Quadruple Amputee to Walk in New York Fashion Week

Crespo is a quadruple amputee who uses prosthetic legs, the first to ever appear in one of New York Fashion Weeks prestigious shows.

I had so much fun, she told ABC News. Im happy that its over, and Im pooped. But Im ready to see the next step.

The West Covina, California, woman, 31, had never even visited New York City before this week. She has had a tortuous two-and-a-half years dealing with the loss of all four limbs because of a severe form of bacterial meningitis and, until February, when she came across another disabled womans inspiring tale of conquering the runway, she never dreamed that was a goal she, too, could actually accomplish.

I saw Danielle Sheypuk last year in the wheelchair and I was like, Oh, my gosh, I have to email Carrie Hammer and let her know how I feel, Crespo explained of her inspiration for writing to Hammer, a womens fashion designer who specializes in custom, professional wear. I thought, This is amazing how someone would break the boundaries and let someone in a wheelchair be in New York Fashion Week.


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