A motorcycle crash victim who lost his right leg in a crash was given his own severed limb as a Christmas present.
Justin Fernandes was walking home from work in July when an out of control motorcycle ran him over and left him fighting for his life.
Doctors treating Justin were forced to amputate his right leg as a result of the crash but has since made a full recovery.
Faced with one of the most traumatic experiences a person could go through, Justin made the decision to contact a taxidermy studio and see how much it would cost to keep his leg in some way.
The 24-year-old was quoted a whopping $15,000 for the procedure, but a team at the Prehistoria Museum rallied together to make his dream a reality.
Just went with the team to the hospital and spoke with the legal team there, provided proof and convinced them of their ability to handle human remains.
Finally, the leg was released to Justin and a team at the museum, Dan Malette , Noelle McKim and Tobias Boch, turned the severe leg into a commemorative piece.
He was gifted the leg by Prehistoria for Christmas, who gave it to him wrapped up with a red bow on it.
The museum co-ordinator, who is a friend of Justin's, said: "I ate all of the costs, and my staff Dan Malette , Noelle McKim and Tobias Boch turned an entire severed, refrigerated, leg into this beautiful, re-articulated, specimen.
"As far as we can tell, this is the first time in Ontario history that this has been done!
"While families can't reunite for Christmas this year, Justin and his leg will be together again for the holidays.
"Huge thanks to Justin for trusting us to be a part of this special moment and for insisting we share his story."