Meningitis Survivor, Charlotte Receives a New Hand from Worshipful Company of Glovers
Charlotte Hannibal, a student from Nottingham, contracted meningitis whilst in her first weeks of University. The infection led to Charlotte having her both her legs amputated, as well as the fingers on her left hand, in a bid to save her life. A year later, despite her life changing dramatically, Miss Hannibal is optimistic about life. Speaking today, she said: "I feel incredibly lucky. I'm still alive, and although I've lost both my lower legs and fingers, some people have lost a lot more."
The Amputation Rehabilitation Services in Nottingham approached The London Prosthetic Centre to produce a custom high definition silicone hand that has been funded by The Worshipful Company of Glovers. Adlerman Alison Gowman and, David Stone, members of the Glovers Charitable Trust Board, together with Charlotte and her family visited the centre to see the detailed process of producing a prosthetic and to take a sneak peek to see the almost finished hand. The Worshipful Company of Glovers Charity will offer after care and maintenance for the next five years.