This Model's Road To The Runway Was Quite Extraordinary

Obstacles are made to be overcome.

Karen Crespo is not one for boundaries.

The quadruple amputee, who lost all four of her limbs after a battle with bacterial meningitis, recently hit the runway during New York Fashion Week. In doing so, she became the first quadruple amputee to model at Fashion Week.

In the video above, Crespo is featured in a short profile on CARRIEHAMMER's YouTube page.

"The emotional part is way worse than the physical part," Crespo says. "You want to feel loved, you want to feel pretty as a girl, and I don't feel that way."

Hammer gained some public recognition recently when she featured a woman in a wheelchair in one of her shows. Crespo saw the wheelchair model and was inspired to reach out to Hammer.

"I guess in a perfect world I would love to be defined as just me," Crespo said.

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