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Quadruple Amputee Walks NYFW Runway Thanks To One Incredible Designer! See How She Shines!

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Now THIS is feel-good fashion!

Two years ago, Karen Crespo lost all four of her limbs due to a bacterial meningitis infection. Since then, she's had a harder time overcoming the psychological hurdles more than the physical ones.

Then in February, Karen caught wind of Carrie Hammer's revolutionary new runway in which she featured "role models" instead of fashion models. One of Carrie's most stand-out models was a wheelchair-bound doctor, which completely transformed Karen's outlook on life!

Karen quickly reached out to Carrie to express her appreciation for the designer's inspiring message, but Carrie was arguably more inspired by Karen than Karen was by her!

The designer invited Karen to walk in her next show, and even purchased Karen new prosthetic limbs when her $80,000 set was stolen — all so that the 31-year-old could get her mobility back and strut her stuff on the runway!!

View photos of Karen's uplifting journey (above), and hear the full, tear-jerking story from Karen and Carrie themselves…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Wheelchair-Bound Model Gives The Runway A Spin At NYFW! Her Message Will Illuminate You!

A model in a wheelchair graces a runway at New York Fashion Week for the first time ever!!

This past month, the fashion world has been FULL of inspiration!

Instead of perpetuating the idea that models must be abnormally tall and skinny to represent major designers, more and more brands are buying into the idea of marketing directly to the consumer — by recruiting models of ALL shapes and sizes!

And during this year’s New York Fashion Week, history was made when Dr. Danielle Sheypuk, a model who’s been wheelchair-bound since age five due to muscular atrophy, modeled for the Carrie Hammer runway.

Danielle is the FIRST-EVER model in a wheelchair to grace a catwalk at NYFW! Wow!!

The career clinical psychologist and 2012’s Ms. Wheelchair New York talked about the significance of her appearance, saying:

“I feel like the industry has gotten more accepting of diversity but you never hear of a model in a wheelchair and it’s just ludicrous. I would like the whole spectrum of fashion designers to tune in, all the way up to high fashion like Tory Burch, Gucci and Louis Vuitton because, why not? Many of us have successful careers and we have money and we want to spend it and we want to look good.”

Preach!!

And the runway diversity didn't stop at Danielle — in fact, Hammer's ENTIRE runway was made up of "role models" instead of "fashion models"! Dr. Danielle was surrounded by CEOs, entrepreneurs, and a former Miss USA when she made her runway debut.

Advertising is clearly becoming increasingly saturated with “real" and diverse groups of people, as demonstrated by Diesel, Barneys, and MCM.

So why not take that positive sentiment to the runways??

For more of this model’s inspiring words, check out additional excerpts from her outstanding interview…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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