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by Judy Le, 13WMAZ.com

STORY HIGHLIGHTS:

- Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation teamed up with the Amputee Prosthetic Clinic for the event.

- About a dozen swimmers, ages nine to 65, jumped in at the Divers Supply off Mercer University Drive.

- The foundation puts on 11 events every year, and the next, "First Dance," will be held in New York.


The Amputee Prosthetic Clinic hosted a scuba dive in Macon Sunday.

And 9-year-old Mei Mei White had to make a few adjustments before hitting the water.

"I have a water leg, a swimming leg, and a running leg," she says.

It was an easy choice for the first-time scuba diver.

White looks different. 

"I was born with a little leg," she says. 

But that doesn't stop her from doing whatever she wants on land and in the water.

"The tank is big. You can pretend you're in the ocean swimming like turtles," White describes.

Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation is a non-profit organization that teamed up with the Amputee Prosthetic Clinic to provide this opportunity.

About a dozen swimmers ages nine to 65 showed up to make waves at the Divers Supply off Mercer University Drive.

The foundation puts on 11 events every year. The next event is called First Dance and will be held in New York.

For more information on diving, you can call 478-474-5678 or visit their website at 888fakeleg.com

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