May 2018 marks the second anniversary of the ill-fated day of Ella's accident. However, her approach to life has revealed a very different state of mind since then.
"From the moment I met Abdo, I knew he would do everything he could to help me return to an active, fulfilled life. His warmth, patience and attention to detail is brilliant. He is highly skilled and I am always impressed – I knew immediately that when it came to prosthetics, my foot was in good hands! Abdo always goes the extra mile to ensure that all his clients feel happy and comfortable. Thanks to the London Prosthetic Centre, I can now stride confidently towards the future!" Ella Rose Dove
In May 2016, magazine journalist Ella Dove from Stratford was out jogging with her sister when she tripped and fell. Tragedy ensued as Ella had fallen in such a way that her knee had dislocated and a bone had severed a major artery which prevented circulation to her foot. The devastating result was the amputation of her right leg below the knee, five days after her fall.
Ella’s complex injuries meant she spent four months in a wheelchair before receiving a prosthesis. On receipt of her first leg she attended the Amputee Rehabilitation Unit in Lambeth, where she learned to walk again. Learning to walk again was a challenge for Ella but she soon overcame this and soon was up and about determined not to let her amputation affect too much of her life.
When Ella came to The London Prosthetic Centre and met with Abdo, the plans were set in motion for custom made legs that would help Ella continue with her daily life without much hindrance.