Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving Page.
In August 2018 I was lucky enough to gain an Ottobock Cleg. This leg has a microprocessor knee (all singing all dancing robotics) which is designed to fit and adapt to a more active lifestyle. The day I got this leg, I cried myself to sleep. Getting this leg meant I could no longer cover up and hide the fact I’m an amputee (which is what I’ve tried to do for the past 26 years) It took me a couple of days to get used to, but I went out there and I did it and I’ve never looked back.
Already with this leg I have climbed numerous hills in the Lake District, climbed Pendle Hill most recently with my family and I have joined the local gym with the intention of being able to run in the future.
The reason I picked this charity, clearly it’s close to my heart but the times I’ve been down and at an all time low I’ve had my husband, family and friends to give me a boost and tell me to ‘get on with it’ Not everybody has that, and at times you can feel your life is over after having lost a limb.
The Limbless Association support pre and post amputees so you don’t have to cope alone, they advise, they organise events so you connect with fellow amputees. I want others to see that your life isn’t over, you can do what anyone else can do and your respected for doing it with a missing limb!
So this August, a year on, I will climb Snowdon with my family and friends to support The Limbless Association. Help me, help others x
Thank you Lianne xx