The photo above (titled "Lost to cancer two years ago and still fighting multiple relapses. But very proud of how far I've come!") caused me to stop to ponder how different life is for modern amputees compared to just a generation or two ago.
The most famous advocate for leg amputees is Aimee Mullins, a double amputee since age one who went on to compete in NCAA division I track and field. She presented this TED talk:
As she notes in the talk, she an wear a "blade" for athletics or choose from a variety of stylish or exotic legs, and adjust her height to whatever level she wants to be for the occasion.