Tag Archive: meningitis

…and more on Jonnie Peacock’s brilliant victory…

From The Mirror – Sport ‘Britain’s Usain Bolt’ blitzed past his rivals, including South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, to roars from the capacity crowd. Golden boy Jonnie Peacock sprinted into the history books last night when he won 100m gold. The 19-year-old – dubbed Britain’s Usain Bolt – blitzed past his rivals, including South Africa’s Oscar… View Article

Leg amputated at 5, but now Britain’s answer to Oscar Pistorius is… Taking it in his stride

By JONATHAN MCEVOY Jonnie Peacock, Britain’s own Blade Runner, has already shaken Oscar Pistorius’s cage. It was on a mountainside near Christchurch, New Zealand, during the Paralympic World Championships there in January. ‘Oscar saw the rust around the cable car  and he didn’t really like being on it,’ says  Peacock. ‘I was shaking the car. He… View Article
Double amputee Meningitis survivor Andrea Evans tells tale of fight against deadly disease

Double amputee Meningitis survivor Andrea Evans tells tale of fight against deadly disease

By: Julia McWatt, South Wales Echo Jul 27 2011 At the age of 16 Andrea Evans caught meningitis, which resulted in kidney failure and the amputation of both her legs. Julia McWatt hears her story of survival and how she’s now helping a New Zealand earthquake survivor WHEN Andrea Evans became severely unwell as a… View Article

Carmel Valley resident who lost limbs to bacterial meningitis will be recognized at Victories of Spirit

By Catherine Kolonko Bacterial meningitis caused Kyla Winters of Carmel Valley to lose both her legs to amputation but she can walk again and still considers herself lucky. In the summer of 2009, she was with a group of friends when she suddenly felt awful and told them to get her to a hospital, quick…. View Article
Paralympics-Fastest man on no legs eyes Olympic glory. Yes! It’s Oscar Pistorius again!

Paralympics-Fastest man on no legs eyes Olympic glory. Yes! It’s Oscar Pistorius again!

In 2012 blade runner Oscar Pistorius aims to make history by becoming the first disabled athlete to compete in both Olympic and Paralympic Games. Keme Nzerem went to meet him. With a clutch of gold medals to his name South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is known as the blade runner. Oscar Pistorius was born 24… View Article

Paralympic hopeful, Lyndon Longhorne presents petition to save Crook leisure centre

A PARALYMPIC hopeful has called on a council not to close the leisure centre where he learned to swim. Lyndon Longhorne, 15, from Crook, County Durham, yesterday handed a 4,000 signature petition to Durham County Council, which is consulting over plans to close the town’s leisure centre. If we hadn’t been able to go to… View Article
Grande Prairie tot recovers after triple amputation

Grande Prairie tot recovers after triple amputation

EDMONTON — Kamryn Bond sometimes peers at her right arm with a puzzled look. Where did her hand go? Where are her feet, her chubby toes, the bottoms of the legs she was just learning to stand on? The one-year-old has only a thumb, half an index finger and pinky remaining on her left hand… View Article

Jamie Schanbaum, who lost limbs to meningococcal septicemia, learns to ride bicycle

Sean Ahmadi holds the front tire of a red bicycle steady between his knees. “Hop on,” he tells Jamie Schanbaum. The 22-year-old college student swings a leg over the bike, sliding first one, then the other prosthetic foot into plastic cages that hold her feet on the pedals. As the tires start rolling, Ahmadi runs… View Article
Breakthrough Partnership Brings Second Chance and Prosthetic Technology to 22 Year Old Quad Amputee

Breakthrough Partnership Brings Second Chance and Prosthetic Technology to 22 Year Old Quad Amputee

Eagle, CO, August 22, 2010 – Kendra Creek will receive four amazing limbs after her extremities were amputated during a life-threatening battle with bacterial meningitis. Second Chance with Saving Grace (SCwSG) partnered with Riverside Prosthetics & Orthotics to present Creek with this gift and hope for a productive future. She will receive new high-tech prosthetics… View Article
British Toddler, Double Amputee Gets Custom Artificial Legs, Thanks to American Company

British Toddler, Double Amputee Gets Custom Artificial Legs, Thanks to American Company

What a terrible shame that Harvey had to get the prosthetic legs he needed from the United States… Harvey Parry a 2½ year old, double amputee from Northern London received two new above knee prostheses from A Step Ahead Prosthetics after he was unable to get appropriate prosthetic legs in England. When Harvey was 15… View Article

Amputee tot's first visit home

A BRAVE tot who had his arms and legs amputated after being struck down with meningitis has finally been allowed home. Little fighter Harley Slack was nearly killed by the disease but made a remarkable recovery to the delight of his family. The four-year-old, who has been in hospital since May, is now allowed out… View Article

Sometimes words fail you….

Uncle of meningitis amputee toddler stole £315,000 from her trust fund to pay for holidays… leaving just £239 By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 1:34 PM on 26th November 2009 Ellie Challis lost her arms and legs after contracting meningitis aged just 16 months. The uncle of a little girl who lost her arms… View Article
Meningitis – Be aware

Meningitis – Be aware

Meningitis charities are warning parents to be aware of the symptoms this winter. Nerys Davies tells Health Editor Madeleine Brindley how the deadly disease almost claimed the life of her youngest daughter Amber JULY 1, 2005 is etched on Nerys Davies’ memory – it is the day her youngest daughter almost died after she contracted… View Article

Amputee launches 500-mile event

Another fantastic effort by Olivia Giles of 500 Miles. The Douglas Bader Foundation wishes her (and all her fellow walkers) the best of luck in this great fund-raising endeavour for such a good cause. A quadruple amputee is urging people to take part in a charity walk to help raise money to buy artificial limbs… View Article
Back to school meningitis warning

Back to school meningitis warning

Published Date: 20 August 2009 Thursday 3.25pm A WARNING has been issued to parents, urging them to be on their guard against meningitis as their children return to school after the summer holidays. Charity Meningitis UK says the close confines of a classroom put youngsters more at risk from the deadly brain bug. There are… View Article
Back to school meningitis warning

Back to school meningitis warning

Published Date: 20 August 2009 Thursday 3.25pm A WARNING has been issued to parents, urging them to be on their guard against meningitis as their children return to school after the summer holidays. Charity Meningitis UK says the close confines of a classroom put youngsters more at risk from the deadly brain bug. There are… View Article
3 year old amputee takes first steps on his new legs

3 year old amputee takes first steps on his new legs

Sadly another case where the NHS appear to be failing a child amputee. It seems a great shame that parents and carers are forced to raise funds to provide decent prosthetics for their children. A THREE-year-old amputee is on the verge of taking his first steps on new £12,500 prosthetic legs. Archie Barton, of Stoke,… View Article
New limbs for quadruple amputee Harley Slack

New limbs for quadruple amputee Harley Slack

(What a shame that it should be down to fund-raising to provide the money for prosthetics that should surely be available through the NHS. These prosthetics are, after all, required as the direct result of an illness that Harley was unlucky enough to contract in the first place. It seems to be adding insult to… View Article
Key 103 targets new limbs for quadruple amputee Harley Slack (+ related article: Fellow meningitis amputee Helen Smith offers hope to Harley Slack)

Key 103 targets new limbs for quadruple amputee Harley Slack (+ related article: Fellow meningitis amputee Helen Smith offers hope to Harley Slack)

Tuesday, 30 June 2009 Four year old Harvey Slack lost both arms and legs after contracting meningitis in a case that doctors said was the worst they had ever treated. Now Key 103 is attempting to come to his aid and raise £60,000 through their Cash for Kids initiative to pay for a full set… View Article
Amputee, 5, Challenges Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius

Amputee, 5, Challenges Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius

Amputee, 5, is already a world beater on her bionic blades By Tamara Cohen Last updated at 7:29 AM on 19th May 2009 He has been called the fastest man on no legs. But Oscar ‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius got a run for his money when five-year-old Ellie Challis challenged him to a race on their… View Article

Young amputee wants to be a ballet dancer

Thursday, May 7, 2009 Limber: Harvey joins his fellow dancers at the ballet barre This is Harvey Phillips, who lost both legs and an arm to meningitis – but that hasn’t stopped him from taking up ballet. The four-year-old had his limbs amputated at just nine months and his mother, Lisa, thought he would never… View Article