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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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Oprah Donates $100K To The Boston Bombing Victims' Charity Started By 13-Year-Old Amputee!

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As if we needed any more proof that Oprah Winfrey was a glorious Goddess worthy of our love and admiration!!!

The selfless media mogul just donated $100,000 to Mikey's Run, a charity created by 13-year-old quadruple amputee Michael Stolzenberg who is raising for Boston Marathon bombing victims!

The Big O called up the young boy at his Florida home on Monday, and she told him about the generous contribution she planned on making to his worthwhile cause!!!

As you might expect, the phone call blew Mike's mind!!!

His brother Harris described the situation

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Quadruple Amputee Soldier Gets Custom Home From Movie Star

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Sergeant Travis Mills lost all four of his limbs when an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D.) went off in Afghanistan.

Now he's back stateside in Washington, D.C., recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

While he's recovering, the Gary Sinise Foundation, started by the actor Gary Sinise who played Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, and The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, started in honor of a firefighter who lost his life in 9/11, are working together to build

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