From the CBC news article:
On top of the loss of her lower leg to an amputation, a Regina woman is facing the additional struggle of being unable to get a prosthesis that matches her skin tone.
Rahab Wanjau, 30, had surgery last June to have the part of her leg below her knee removed.
Wanjau said she did research on the upcoming amputation, but had no idea she would feel so excluded when she went to pick out a prosthetic leg and foot at Regina’s Wascana Rehabilitation Centre.
The woman, who is originally from Kenya, was given only two colour options to pick from: “one very light and one very dark,” she said.
The experience has been a step back in terms of making her feeling included in Regina, she said.
“None of the colours are my complexion and I was actually very surprised.”
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