Triathlete? Ball Girl? Amputee? All of the Above.

Triathlete? Ball Girl? Amputee? All of the Above.

By JOSHUA ROBINSON

 Published: August 28, 2008

After every few dashes across Court 14, Kelly Bruno reached down to her right leg and flicked at something. It was a gesture so slight and so fleeting, she could have been swatting away a bug. It was also the only thing she did that was not in the protocol for a United States Open ball girl — nowhere does it mention popping the pressure valve on a prosthetic leg.
 
Kelly Bruno reaching down to grab a ball off the court. 
Bruno’s prosthesis is in full view because she is wearing shorts.
photo by G. Paul Burnett/The New York Times
U.S. OPEN ’08
Triathlete? Ball Girl? Amputee? All of the Above.
By JOSHUA ROBINSON
U.S. Open ball girl Kelly Bruno, who has been an amputee
since she was 6 months old, has stood out by blending in.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/29/sports/tennis/29ballgirl.html?th&emc=th

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