Anya began to learn how to take her very first steps since birth, and she continues to amaze everyone with her attitude and progress.
Anya Montelara was born in Russia with severely malformed legs. Her special needs played a key role in touching the hearts of her adoptive parents here in the United States. After a challenging process, Anya was able to call Alabama her new home. But Anya’s new parents wanted to give her something more–new legs.
It’s another world for kids. Especially when a family is facing the challenges of an amputation. We know that, and we understand how to get on the children’s level. AALOS is careful to explain things in an easy-to-understand way and strives to make each office visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible. As the fitting and fabrication process moved forward, Anya was asked what kind of legs she wanted. She answered, “Princess legs.” That set in motion a hunt for the perfect fabric and the custom construction of pink princess legs, just like she wanted. Anya began to learn how to take her very first steps since birth, and she continues to amaze everyone with her attitude and progress. Since then, Anya has grown by leaps and bounds, and now she has owl legs. What a hoot.
New Chapter for Anya:
As with any good Princess story, there are always new chapters and Anya’s is no exception. Anya is blessed to have a loving mother and father and big brother. Anya has now passed 3rd grade and is showing no signs of slowing down. This Little Princess is now growing into a beautiful little girl and expressing herself with creative new designs that have come since the first cute “Owl Legs”.
Like mom, Anya is showing signs of being quite the artist herself. We look forward to the day that we have original “Anya” artwork on her prostheses. Miss Anya is challenging many other perceived obstacles as she enjoys bowling and bouncing her way through a Saturday at the local “Rockin’ Jump” Trampoline park.