Little girl (2) who lost all limbs to life-threatening meningitis thrilled with look-alike doll
Published 11/08/2016 | 13:00
A child who had each of her limbs amputated after contracting deadly meningitis has fallen in love with a “lookalike” doll who has prosthetic arms and legs.
Harmonie Rose, from Bath in the UK, was left fighting for her life after she contracted meningitis B at ten months old. Doctors were forced to amputate her limbs to save her life just days after she had taken her first steps.
The toddler, now two, was given a 10pc chance of survival and spent more than four weeks in intensive care.
Harmonie-Rose’s parents Freya Hall and Ross Allen appeared Good Morning Britain on Thursday to speak about the little girl’s resilience and how a “lookalike” doll has helped normalise her condition.
“I saw the viral video on Facebook about the girl who had one leg and I was like it would be really good to get Harmonie one just so that she can grow up with it and know she’s not the only one out there.
“Her eyes just lit up and she said ‘She’s like me Mummy.’
The tailored doll was made by an American company A Step Ahead Prosthetics, who makes custom-made toys for children living with disabilities.