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Amputee girl surprises doctors by skateboarding

Ph: Birmingham Mail


A little girl from Birmingham, born with an extremely rare condition called Spinal Segmental Dysgenesis, has found skateboarding as an outlet for fun and mobility. Rosie Davies‘ spine was not attached to her pelvis at birth leaving her legs crossed and without feeling. Unfortunately her legs had to be amputated and one of the bones was used to fuse her body together to bridge the 2cm gap in her spine.

“When it comes to skateboarding I have no fear,” says the seven year old. Her skateboard allows her to move around which has also provided her with much upper body strength that is key for her future mobility.

This is yet another story of where skateboarding offers children with an extraordinary amount of freedom. We wish Rosie and her family the very best.

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