London Prosthetic Centre client and ambassador for Vitality WestRun London, Victoria Milligan completed her first 10k run on 15 November 2015.
Victoria lost her leg in a tragic boat accident in 2013, the accident also took the lives of her husband and young daughter. The road to recovery has been long and challenging but Victoria has courageously come to terms with losing her leg, adapting to a prosthesis and has remained determined throughout.
Victoria’s prosthetist at the London Prosthetic Centre, Abdo Haidar, played a key role in designing the custom running blade for Victoria. She said just before the race: “After physically adapting to losing my leg, I am now able to wear a running blade, which has enabled me to get back into health and fitness. I have never run 10k before, but I am determined to cross the finish line regardless of whether I run, jog or walk, all in aid of Child Bereavement UK. If I can do it, really, anyone can!”
Victoria has been a true inspiration in helping others rebuild their lives after the tragedy of loss. The charity Child Bereavement UK gave Victoria the support she needed following the devastating accident. To find out more about the charity Child Bereavement UK please visit: www.childbereavementuk.org
To find out more about the prosthetic services and products at the London Prosthetic Centre, please get in touch with the team on 0208 789 6565.