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The 12th leg- Seahawks fan's prosthetic shows Seattle pride

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In Super Bowl week there are no limit of ways to show your team pride. Whether by flags, signs or even, according to one Seahawks fan, a prosthetic limb.

Judy Berna, a brave Seahawks fan from Denver, has customized her new prosthetic limb to show the logo of her favorite team.

Berna was born with spina bifida and had her leg amputated in 2004 to improve her mobility and has taken to wearing her green and blue emblazoned leg around Denver, much to the annoyance of the locals.

"I've continued to wear shorts, to show off my Seahawks leg, along with a jersey or Seahawks shirt. Needless to say, I get some looks in public from those people clad in orange."

Berna even met a Bronco's fan with a similar prosthetic earlier this year (see picture above).

It's not just about local pride for Berna, however. The leg could also be a source of good fortune.

When the Seahawks' made their first Super Bowl in 2005, Berna had a team sticker inside her old leg. Although Seattle ultimately lost 21-10 to the Pittsburgh Steelers, it was an omen.

This year to accompany Seattle's dynamic quarterback and shut-down defense, Berna also has her new customized leg  and feels very confident of her teams chances in New Jersey.

"It's going to be the year the Seahawks did something and I like to think I had something to do with it," Berna said.

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