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When Everyone Else is Trying to Stand Out . . .

by: McCauley Wanner & Ryan Palibroda, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

If you can feel it and DREAM it, surely, you can be it.

quote by: Gray L., 4th Grade, Englewood Elementary School - Englewood, Florida
teacher: Lois Collins

Artist Statement

The mission of the ALLELES Design Studio is to provide creative and accessible prosthetic covers for lower limb amputees. Being influenced by the eyeglass industry, we are using design to transform prosthetic cosmesis from a medical device into a new stream of fashion. By taking a fashion approach to an otherwise very medical industry, we are hoping to remove the stigma of disability and empower amputees to embrace their prosthesis as an object of self-expression.


Jesse, Katie, Abby, Hailey & Zachary Biter