Meet the 28-year Old Amputee who walked the runway at NYFW

Chromat’s spring 2019 show at the ongoing New York Fashion week was a show of inclusion and diversity with the models who walked the runway.

The runway featured a hijab-wearing woman, breast cancer survivor, women of different shapes and skin colors and LGBTQ+ Identities.

One of the women featured was MAMA CAX, a 28-year old amputee and activist who walk the runway in a yellow and black swim look.

CAX was diagnosed with bone and lung cancer at age 14 and her right leg was amputated from the hip soon after.

I probably waited a good three years before going to a swimming pool or even the beach and that was mostly due to the fact that I was never comfortable in my body.

CAX who was featured on the cover of Teen Vogue.

I was very athletic before my surgery and after I wanted to keeps that going, so I found different adaptive sports like wheelchair basketball and rock climbing.


Surfing was the next thing that I took on.