I grew up in a house where you are not supposed to waste anything and apparently so did this guy. “Hey don’t just throw that leg away, I think it might make an excellent lamp or something."This is what I assume Lee Bonten said to his doctors after they amputated his right leg. Lee broke his leg while in a pool but due to unfortunate circumstances his leg became dangerously infected and had to be amputated.

Most people would never see their leg again, but not Bonten. This 53-year-old had the idea to encase his former leg in a tube and turn it into a fancy floor lamp.The plan was to sell this real life replica of a prop[ from the movie “a Christmas story” in hopes to raise enough money to buy a suitable prosthetic. His insurance would not provide him with the proper funding to buy the leg he wanted so this was obviously the next best thing.