In case you missed it a few weeks ago Ben, one of our young Sussex Rehab Centre users and his prosthetist Clare Johnson were on a number of online news channels as well as appearing on UK and foreign tv channels. Children who have either been born without a limb or who have lost a limb are being given new running and swimming blades from the NHS and Ben is one of the first to benefit from the new scheme.
Here is a short extract from the Department of Health article and a link to the full article.
Ben, 13, from Brighton, has just been fitted for his new running blade and has enjoyed using his new blade to play football and run.
Ben’s mother, Kate Moore, said:
“We’re really pleased Ben has been fitted with a new running blade. After watching the success of Team GB last year, this blade means Ben can develop his interest in sport and could become part of the next generation of Team GB. We hope more children and young people like Benjamin will be able to benefit too.”
If you wish to read more about Ben and his new running blade there is another good article on the BBC website which you can access by clicking this link.