Special Olympics tennis player receives prosthetic leg in Louisville

On Thursday, the 21-year-old played for the first time using his new leg

Special Olympics tennis player receives prosthetic leg in Louisville
Foster gets ready to serve a ball on the court using his new leg.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Today, 21-year-old Dionte Foster played tennis, the game he loves, for the first time with two legs at the University of Louisville Bass Rudd Tennis Center.

Earlier this week, Foster, a gold medalist in the Special Olympics, traveled from Saint Kitts and Nevis to receive a prosthetic leg in Louisville.

Foster has been playing tennis on one leg since 2015, when he had his leg amputated. He was diagnosed with bone cancer during a 2015 trip to the U.S., where he played in the Special Olympics.

Dionte Foster stretches out his legs on the UofL tennis court.
Dionte Foster stretches out his legs on the UofL tennis court. (WAVE 3 News)

On Thursday, Foster got to test out the new prosthetic.

“It’s pretty mind-blowing actually, because I never thought that would have happened. And um, it.. is.. pretty remarkable in so many ways that I can’t explain it.," Foster said. “But, um, it’s...I don’t even know what to say.”

Everything from Foster’s trip to Louisville to the prosthetic was donated.

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