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Model Born Without a Right Forearm Set to Walk in New York Fashion Week

September 4, 2015

Rebekah Marine, a model born without a right forearm, is set to walk in New York Fashion Week.  Despite being told when she was younger that modeling was the wrong career choice for her, the 28-year-old has defied the odds and is about to strut her stuff in front of the fashion world in the FTL Moda show on September 13.

Rebecca Marine

[Photo: Instagram/Rebekah Marine]

At the age of 22, Marine had an i-limb quantum prosthetic hand fitted, which a friend suggested she model. It was at that moment she realized she could turn her “disability” into something extraordinary, Marine explains on her website.

And she’s never looked back. Marine’s modeling career has gone from strength to strength and she’s now one of the most recognisable models in the amputee community – as well as an ambassador for the Lucky Fin Project, which aims to raise awareness for those with an “upper limb difference.” [To read the full article, click Model with Bionic Arm]

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