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Limb Kind Foundation Executive Director Robert Schulman, Jill Smith, and Doug Goodstein. (Photo by Ed Shin)

Limb Kind Foundation featured 24 runway models with limb loss or limb differences from across the country in an inspiring fundraiser event at The Gatsby at Jones Beach on Oct. 9.

Proceeds from the fashion show benefit the lives of children with limb loss both domestically and internationally. The funds raised will fund future trips across the world for children with limb loss to receive free prosthetics by a team from the Limb Kind Foundation.

Actress Zyra Gorecki, one of the stars of NBC’s new series La Brea participated in the runway show.

“As an amputee myself, I am honored to be a part of an event that will raise funds to bring kids in other countries comfortable, life-changing prosthetics. Everyone deserves to stand on two good legs,” Gorecki said.

These courageous and inspiring models, ranging from ages 2 to 65, exemplify that beauty comes from within as they demonstrate how everyone has something to make them shine besides what the norms of society say.

Limb Kind Foundation is a non-profit charity based in Oceanside. The foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of children with limb loss both domestically and internationally by strengthening the amputee community and providing pediatric prosthetic care to all, giving the opportunity for children to walk, run, play, and perform activities of daily living like any other child, regardless of financial burden or situation.

Emily Cardoza, Robert Schulman, and Jacob Schulman. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Foundation Executive Director Robert Schulman and Jill Smith. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Emcee Nicole Grehn. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Actress Zyra Gorecki. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Robert Rodriguez and Actress Zyra Gorecki. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Gary Miracle. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Emcee Nicole Grehn. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Memphis Lafferty. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Sarah Cronin. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Reese Buckley. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Lizzie Ridder. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Robert Rodriguez. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Jillian DiNapoli and Steven DiNapoli. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Erin Tumminello, Sarah Cronin, and Beth Tumminello. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Gina Stephens Key Christie and Saphrona Mclennon. (Photo by Ed Shin)
2nd Annual Limb Kind Foundation’s “Show Your Shine Fashion Show” (Photo by Ed Shin)
2nd Annual Limb Kind Foundation’s “Show Your Shine Fashion Show” (Photo by Ed Shin)
2nd Annual Limb Kind Foundation’s “Show Your Shine Fashion Show” (Photo by Ed Shin)
2nd Annual Limb Kind Foundation’s “Show Your Shine Fashion Show” (Photo by Ed Shin)

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