Weʼre raising £5,000 to help raise funds for prosthetic lower leg limb, running blades other adaptations for below the knee amputee
- Llanybydder, UK
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11 years ago in October I suffered an 'accident', that changed my life forever. With numerous surgery's I think about 18, all in all, infections, and in and out of hospital. with metal work in my back fixing the L1 to L4 vertebrea with limited movement, in my lower left leg/ankle tib and fib fixed (no movement in ankle, which has dropped and inverted) so now walking with the aid of crutches on my tip toes, and unable to walk far due to the extreme pain I feel in both.
2 years ago, I had sepsis and osteomylitis (infection of the bone) in my lower left leg and an open wound which keeps closing and openining and has now been open for 18 months now with no sign of healing.
having attended the centre for rehabilitation for amputees, I am now having a below the knee amputation which is due to take place in the next couple of months (can't wait to be honest) to get my quality of life back, I will be wheelchair bound at first for a good few months before they fit a standard prosthetic, as an active individual, are looking to raise funds for equipment to improve my quality of life even further. Equipment and prosthetics are expensive.. ie 1 below the knee blade for sports, & a more advanced prosthectic leg can cost from £1500 plus, and a waterproof prosthetic (ie for the shower) can cost the same if not more, ramps around the house to help with access to my rooms (limited funds available on NHS)
I really would appreciate anything you can spare to help my rehabilitation and quality of life and any extra that I raise will go to the rehab centre that helps people like myself in Swansea
Then as soon as I have recovered, I will be raising awareness on mental health and amputee and recovery.
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