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Grace’s Mini BladeXT Story

Grace was 4 when she was rushed to hospital with a temperature, sickness and rash that started on her thigh and chest. To save her life, doctors amputated both of Grace’s legs below the knee, her fingers, half the thumb on her left hand and half her right palm.

Prosthetist, Mark Ledger, who fitted Grace’s prostheses said: “it’s been a pleasure to fit these fantastic blades to Grace. The blades are designed for everyday use, not just running, so will help Grace achieve a higher level of activity all the time. She is an inspiration to everyone who meets her and deserves the very best technology available to help her live like any other 7-year-old girl.”

Vicky and Brian, Grace’s parents, lived every parent’s nightmare when Grace was diagnosed with Meningococcal Septicaemia. “It’s so important to be aware of the risks of meningitis. We urge parents to trust their gut instinct if their child displays any of the signs and symptoms as several hours can make the difference between life and death. Grace inspires us every day with her strength and resilience and we want to give hope to other families who may be at the start of their meningitis journey.”

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