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Lauren Wasser, model who lost leg to toxic shock syndrome, lands Nordstrom campaign

Lauren Wasser, the fashion model who lost her leg to toxic shock syndrome, is back in action after landing a huge campaign for Nordstrom.

She's featured in the company's holiday 2015 catalog, writing earlier this month on Instagram that she's "in disbelief to have even been chosen" for the gig.

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Lauren Wasser in a holiday catalog for Nordstrom.

"Super stoked to see this out!" Wasser wrote. "Huge moment for me and @fotofetish... my first real job back in the modeling game."

The Los Angeles-based model poses in activewear for the catalog, smiling in a Nike pullover and sneakers, with her prosthesis visible beneath the hem of her capris.

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Doctors had to amputate Wasser's lower right leg in 2012 after she contracted toxic shock syndrome, a condition caused by a bacterial infection, usually linked to tampon use. Earlier this year, she told TODAY she was terrified after the amputation.

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Lauren Wasser's lower leg was amputated after she contracted toxic shock syndrome in 2012.

"I literally was laying there, thinking my life was over," Wasser said. "That I would never be accepted again, I could never model again. No one would look at me the same."

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Nordstrom said it was pleased to work with Wasser, and sent the following statement to TODAY:

"Nordstrom has had a long history of incorporating diverse models into our catalogs, including those with disabilities (back to 1991)," spokesperson Tara Darrow said. "We always want to do our best to reflect the diverse customers and communities we serve."

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