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Limb power at Stoke manderville 


We are at Stoke Manderville today for Limb Power which is an event organised so kids with limb differences can reach their sporting potential.

I’m in Gemma’s group again who is a reall inspiration, she lost her leg & still works as a spinning instructor at the gym! Thanks also to Miranda for helping our group.


Today we started off with sitting volleyball which was great. I play normal volleyball at school & love it. My mum & dad were asked if I want to go to Manchester to train with the disability group for team GB.

We have also tried tennis, indoor sailing, wheelchair basketball, athletics (my prosthetic started to rub while doing this so I had to sit out the end) & finally archery.


  Kiera Roche & her family along with all the organisers are volunteers & we are really grateful to them for organising the day.


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BBC Make it Digital interview launches

Today was a really exciting day. We got an email from the BBC to say that the video they shot in the summer has launched today on their website for the make it digital series. You can see it here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p034jlrf

Then we had a conference call with the organisers of the Telecare conference (TSA) after we have been asked along with Adrian to present at their International conference in November. It is to be held at the Celtic Manor resort in Cardiff and there will be around 600 peole there from the Medical, political and technology worlds.

TSA have asked us to present about how technology and the internet have helped me and what we believe it will do in the future.

Dad and I are going to start working on our speech with Adrian and create an inspiring talk. Watch this space !!


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The problem with sore prosthetics !

This story about how to make prosthetics more comfortable gives me a lot of hope. I have had a struggle this year with my prosthetics and it has taken since March when I was measured until now to get a check prosthesis that is comfortable.

I am grateful to the limb centre in Clatterbridge for all their hard work and care but I wish there was a quicker way to produce these prosthetics so I didn’t have to go for periods where they hurt my feet sometimes so much that i cant wear them and have to get around on crutches.

Dad is looking into how we can scan my feet with a 3d scanner and then 3d print medical grade silicone so we could maybe print my new feet in a few days when I grow out of them. Instead of the wait that has this time taken 7 months & we are still not there yet.

Fingers crossed as these ones feel really comfortable but what I’m finding is that as I go up a shoe size then my shoes slap t the floor as i have no control over the way it comes down. Difficult to explain here maybe ill post a video to show you all.

If anyone out there knows anyone who can 3d print medical silicone please get in touch.

Anyway watch this ted talk from David Sengeh


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First Day at High School

Its a big day tomorrow, my first day at my new High School, Im really really nervous but looking forward to it too. It has been a long journey to get to here after having to appeal and everything and Im really pleased to be at the School my family and I wanted.

Not sure how my new friends will take to me, Ive been with all my old School friends for the last 6 years and they are all used to me and don’t stare or ask questions. I hope my new school mates dont make too much fuss about my hands and feet. We will be going swimming at school and that is when I feel most exposed.

I went to my friends birthday swim party on Saturday and was really nervous about it. I hate it when people look and stare and as it happened I did get people doing it. I wanted to say something but chose not to as I didnt want to cause a scene and my school friends said they would go up to anyone and tell them to stop it. The last thing I want is to start a row so I kept quiet. It makes me mad inside and I just want to get the message out there to Not point and stare.

Well here goes, good luck to everyone else who is starting High School xxx