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On 6th March, despite being vaccinated, Kye was admitted to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington after contracting Menningococcal Septicaemia C when his baby sister Layla was just 6 days old.
After a 10 month stay in hospital, unfortunately Kye became a quadruple amputee after previously being a fit and healthy 8 year old boy and had numerouse operations/procedures, extensive rehabilitation and is on lifelong medication.
Kye is an amazing boy and has strived despite the obvious obstables placed in front of him. He walks to school with his friends using his prosthetic legs and leads as normal life as possible. However he does encounter several challenges in terms of holding items that we all take for granted such as opening doors, toileting, holding cups etc...
We are looking to raise money to purchase Kye a bionic arm from an award winning company named 'Open Bionics', who are a Bristol-based robotics company developing assistive devices for amputees.
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By using a bionic arm from a young age, this strengthens the muscle capability so Kye will have better control in the future. The bionic arm will be adjustable, allowing for growth, and includes one complete refit every 18 months until Kye is 16 (he is currently 10).
2-year premium warranty is £999.
The bionic arm will be £11,000 +
This price includes the bionic arm, as well as consultations, scans and fittings at a private clinic.
Unfortunately, this type of bionic arm is not currently stocked through the NHS, probably due to the cost and therefore there is no other option but to go private. The prostethic arms on the NHS are of a poor standard.
Prostethetics are always expensive due to the demand being small compared to the amount of children/adults with limbs.
If you want to see Kyes progress and journey follow his Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/superherokye/
Your support will be so appreciated. Please help give Kye a help-in-HAND :)
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Jun 24, 2018
This is a gift from my mother, Irene Davis, who was so touched by the plight of this little lad - hope you reach your target
Jun 21, 2018
What amazing parents you are to kye and i hope you can raise the money
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Jun 18, 2018
Hi Luke, you sound like such a strong boy now. Just hope your bionic hand will make life a little easier for you.
Jun 18, 2018
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Leighton Buzzard, UK
On 6th March 2016 Kye was admitted to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington after contracting Meningococcal Septicaemia C when his baby sister Layla was just 6 days old. After a 10 month stay in hospital unfortunately Kye became a quadruple amputee.
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