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Rio Woolf with his new leg that allows him to swim. <br />
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This is the heartwarming moment a disabled boy was able to swim with a prosthetic leg for the first time.<br />
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Rio Woolf, aged six, had his lower right leg amputated when he was 14-months-old after being born without a tibia, knee, or ankle joint.<br />
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The plucky youngster learnt to walk with NHS limbs and now uses a carbon blade, but has been removing it for swimming.<br />
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He normally take it off in the changing rooms and gets carried to the pool or uses a wheelchair.<br />
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But Rio has now received a state-of-the-art waterproof limb that means he can jump into the water like any other child his age.<br />
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The prosthesis has also improved his lower body balance which has made his back stroke much faster.<br />
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He has also worn it on holiday to France with his mum Juliette and dad Trevor, both 48, and enjoyed going on the beach and in the sea.<br />
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The new leg was created by a leading prosthetics clinic who used an Ossur Junior Vari Flex-Foot with it, so Rio can also wear a shoe.<br />
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It cost around 5,000 pounds and will need to be replaced as Rio grows.