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Happy Hour to Welcome Louise Bruton

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Join us for a Happy Hour tomorrow to welcome Louise Bruton. As I mentioned, a few days ago, I met Louise along with Sophie Oliveira de Barata of the Alternative Limb Project at TEDMED in San Francisco. Louise is visiting America and driving across the country, making a stop in Austin.

Louise has an amazing customized prosthetic leg covering that was hand-crafted by Sophie. Here's a picture that doesn't do it justice:

http://graeile.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/001_8471-1-copy-1.jpg?w=1024&h=695

Sophie's work at the Alternative Limb Project goes a long ways towards body-identity re-integration and improving the acceptance of prosthetics by amputees. This is done by working in close consultation with clients to design a customized look for prosthetics that more closely matches their sense of identity and aesthetics. Here's a link to the Alternative Limb Project:

http://www.thealternativelimbproject.com/

Clearly the work is amazing and this is your chance to meet Louise and change the way you think of prosthetic limbs.