February 1st 2016 was meant to be another regular day for Patricia, a home-carer in London. But, as she was walking to a client’s home, a driver who was later convicted for dangerous driving, flew over the curb and hit her at high speed before fleeing the scene.
Patricia was referred to The London Prosthetic Centre by her case manager for an initial assessment. At this time, she believed she would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life, but she was soon assured by her prosthetist, Abdo Haidar, that she would in fact walk again.
Patricia said “You come out of hospital after being told you’re going to be completely confined to a wheelchair, and then you meet another person with another opinion. It gives you hope. It gave us something to hold on to. From that day, my mentality changed.”
The Turning Point
With Patricia’s new-found confidence in walking, her and Obed made the decision to travel back to their home country, Ghana, to visit family and friends they hadn’t seen since the accident.