Woman who had foot amputated due to cancer keeps it for funny photos


When Kristil Loyall told her doctor she wanted to keep her foot, he thought she was joking.

In 2011, 25-year-old Loyall noticed that her pinky toe was going numb and after numerous doctor's visits and surgery to have a bump removed from her foot, doctors told her she had cancer in her foot and lower leg in April.

She'd have to have it amputated just a week later and asked her doctor if she could get her foot back.

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See some of Loyall's photos:

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Scared this kid so bad he passed out #amputee #skeleton #foot #baby
I guess bones taste good? #amputee #skeleton #foot #cat #mrkitty
#footzilla vs #windmill #amputee #skeleton #foot #funnybone #cancer #epithelioidsarcoma #cancersucks #fuckcancer
Wait, what's today #amputee #skeleton #foot
Getting some exercise #amputee #skeleton #foot
Hey guys, thanks for following! Just to answer a few questions really quick: 1. Yes, these really are the bones that were in my foot before it was amputated. 2. @skullsunlimited degreased, whitened, and articulated them for me 3. All I had to do to get my foot back was sign a few forms and constantly remind all hospital staff that I wanted it back and not to dispose of it. I had the amputation back on April 22 of this year and got to pick my foot up from pathology about a month later. (When I picked it up it still had flesh and everything. They took it out of the formalin, put it in a biohazard bag, and sent me on my way) Again, thanks for following. Feel free to share with friends. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share my story, and my twisted humor that came from it ♡ #amputee #skeleton #foot #fuckcancer
Practicing CPR lol #amputee #skeleton #foot #funnybone #cancer #epithelioidsarcoma #cancersucks #fuckcancer #cpr
Dog friend! #amputee #skeleton #foot #funnybone #cancer #epithelioidsarcoma #cancersucks #fuckcancer #dog #kaizer #bear
Warming my toes by the fire #amputee #skeleton #foot #cancersucks #cancer #fire #candle #toes
Playing on train tracks #amputee #skeleton #foot #cancersucks #cancer #epithelioidsarcoma
You've got mail #amputee #skeleton #foot #mail
TURTLE FRIEND #turtle #amputee #skeleton #foot #cancersucks #cancer #epithelioidsarcoma
'MURICA #amputee #skeleton #foot #cancersucks #cancer #epithelioidsarcoma #vote #election2016
Hil.ar.i.ous. omg. Can't even rn #amputee #skeleton #foot #butcher #cemetery
I love lamp #amputee #skeleton #foot #funnybone #cancer #epithelioidsarcoma #cancersucks #lamp #ilovelamp
Makeshift hairbrush #amputee #skeleton #foot #cancersucks
Found the perfect shoe #converse #shoe #amputee #skeleton #foot #clear
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"The doctor thought I was joking but I was serious and was like 'No, I really do want it back,'" Loyall told InsideEdition.com.

And a month later, she was able to pick up her foot in a red bio-hazard bag from the hospital.

She decided to send the foot to a "Skulls Unlimited", which de-fleshes and articulates bones, and just four months later she had her foot as a keepsake.

"I was really happy I thought it was the coolest thing ever," Loyall said. "My cousins friend had the idea of starting an Instagram and I thought it was brilliant idea."

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Her Instagram "@onefootwander" was then born.

Loyall started posting funny images with her foot in random places.

Too #clever to handle #amputee #skeleton #foot #funnybone #handicapped #disabled

A post shared by cancer foot👣✂ (@onefootwander) on

"I just started taking it to places and putting in it funny positions so I could make a joke about. - It makes me feel better to be able to look on the funny side of things and make other people laugh as well. Everything that comment's says really kind things," Loyall said.

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