Pushing the Boundaries by MRF
Meningitis Research Foundation hosted their fourth Pushing the Boundaries, Life after Limb Loss day in February. The day was "incredibly life-affirming and highly productive specifically for families coping with limb loss as a result of meningitis and septicaemia" MRF.
The day was an educational day for families and a fun day out for children and young adults who have survived septicaemia but still face rehabilitation complications that other amputees are not affected by such as abnormal bone growth and scarring. LPC were one of the proud sponsors of the event and overwhelmed at how the children and young adults carried on their daily activities with these complications.
The program included talks dedicated topics including; after effects of bacterial meningitis, prosthetic technology and body image, the future of prosthetics and personal experience from some young adults who have survived meningitis or septicaemia such as MRF ambassador Charlotte Hannibal.
Pushing the Boundaries is helping more and more families gain further knowledge on rehabilitation and letting them know that they are not alone. One of the highlights of the day was the expert panel that Abdo joined to answer questions from the families on amputation, prosthetics and body image. During the panel discussion the children spent their time learning to play interactive games such as sitting volleyball, badminton, curling and boccia.
LPC would like to thank Meningitis Research Foundation and Clark Wilmott for providing us with the opportunity to be part of this educational event.