Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) would like to thank everyone who attended the ‘Pushing the Boundaries – Life after Limb Loss’ day on Friday 26 October in Nottingham.
MRF runs this annual family event for children who have lost limbs due to meningitis and septicaemia. It is designed to be fun, supportive and informative.
It is held in a different location each year and around 90 people travelled from across the country to Nottingham for the 2018 event.
Children with amputations, alongside their siblings, got involved in a range of sporting activities with specialist coaches, including coaches from Team GB Wheelchair Rugby. Parents listened to talks from experts and clinicians specialising in rehabilitation medicine.
Athlete, Richard Whitehead MBE from Nottingham who runs with prosthetic legs, gave an inspirational talk and had his photo taken with families there.
Bacterial meningitis and septicaemia are deadly diseases that can strike without warning. One in ten people affected will die and a third of survivors will be left with after-effects, some as serious as brain damage, amputations, or hearing loss.