Woman Documents Her Trip By Turning Her Prosthetic Leg Into a Chalkboard and People Are Loving It

Devon Gallagher had been planning on a world tour since the time when she was a little girl. Luckily, this year Denver got to fulfill a part of her dream as she embarked on a journey to the countries of Europe.

She even came with a completely new way to document her journey on a chalkboard-painted artificial leg which was so creative and unique that her post got a million views on Reddit.

Devon Gallagher in Athens, Greece.

When Gallagher was four, she got her right leg amputated because of a congenital bone disease. She’s been using her prosthetic leg ever since.

Devon Gallagher in Paris, France.

But she planned on getting a new one before leaving for her trip.

“Every time I get a new one I can choose the design on it. Chalkboard came to mind, and I asked a few friends about it. They thought it was cool, so I went for it” Gallagher recalls, with a slight smile.

Devon Gallagher in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Although her mom and grandmom were against the idea, she did it anyway. She went to the Lowe’s home improvement store, bought some chalkboard paint spray and painted her new prosthetic.

Devon Gallagher at the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland.
To document her month long trip to 12 countries in Europe, she painted the name of the countries on her chalkboard prosthetic limb every time she landed in a new country and took snaps with it.

Devon Gallagher in Brussels, Belgium.

But for the most part, this was a fun and an experience that which will stay with her all her life.

Devon Gallagher in Dublin, Ireland.

“There was one morning I woke up in Budapest and there were signatures all over my leg,” she said, nothing she’d been drinking the night before and had forgotten how the signatures got there.

Devon Gallagher in Munch, Germany.

“It took a while to remember that my friend and I were hanging with a bachelor party at the bar and I had all of them sign it.”

Devon Gallagher in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Her photographs and story and received a great response from people from all over. And Although Gallagher is happy, she hopes that people see a bigger picture too.

Devon Gallagher in Santorini, Greece.

“It’s important for people to realize you never know what someone is going through,” she said. “My leg has taught me a lot about not being judgmental or not assuming things about others. It’s a hard lesson to learn sometimes, but the world would be just a little better if more people had a similar mindset.”

Devon Gallagher in Barcelona, Spain.
(h/t: HuffPost), (Img source: Reddit)
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