When a part of your body is amputated for one reason or another, the last thing on your mind is asking to keep it as a souvenir. But for Kristi Loyall, that was not the case. When she loses her foot to cancer, a combination of hilarity and adventure ensue.
Kristi Loyall, a 25-year-old woman from Oklahoma was diagnosed with epitheliod sarcoma, in 2016, after years of going back and forth between doctors. According to her GoFund Me page, when her smallest toe started experiencing numbness back in 2011, she immediately knew something was up. And as the years progressed so did her pain, moving from her toe to the half of her right foot. The pain described as “very intense” brought with it sleepless nights, which her doctor initially assumed to be due to lack of vitamin B-12.
Kristi later discovered a lump on the inside of her right foot in 2015, which prompted a series of doctor’s appointments and numerous tests and scans, which ultimately led to her being diagnosed with the rare type of cancer.
On 22 April 2016, Kristi Loyall’s leg was amputated, to prevent the cancer from spreading to the rest of her body. Following the surgery, the 25-year-old made the best of a bad situation, asking to take the detached limb home with her. In dedication of the preserved skeleton keepsake, Loyall created a lighthearted Instagram account, One Foot Wander, which documents her journey to recovery with followers. The humorous aspect of it also serves to give people going through tough times, hope and a reason to laugh through their problems. On the account, which has more than 17,700 followers so far, Loyall shares brilliantly funny adventures of her beloved foot, along with quirky captions.
Even though Kristi Loyall lost her foot, it appears that her sense of humor is still intact. Check out some her weirdly incredible foot-tastic shots of her detached leg: