Case studies

Colin Rouse MBE

Back in 1999, I was working on a military training yacht in Poole Harbour. A gas leak caused an explosion and I lost my left leg above the knee. I went to the NHS but they couldn’t give me the leg I needed.

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Heather Mills

On 8 August 1993, my life changed. Crossing Kensington Road in London, a police motorcycle knocked me down. Among my many injuries, I lost my left leg below the knee.

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Marc Woods

I was diagnosed with bone cancer when I was 17 and had a below-the-knee amputation. That was 22 years ago. Over the years, I’ve worked with numerous prosthetists but none has delivered the care and skill that Bob Watts and his team provide.

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PC Philip Griffiths

Two and half years ago, I lost my arm. I saw an advertisement for Dorset Orthopaedic, made enquiries and attended an appointment with my wife. As a serving police officer, I asked if they could they provide a limb that would return me to active duty.

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Simon Hawkins

I was lucky to survive a motorcycle accident in July 2004. Health issues meant the hospital had to amputate my leg. My life fell apart. I believed my career as a fireman was over. As a father, I felt I couldn’t be a proper Dad to my children, but my girlfriend was great. She inspired me to get out and about again.

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Tracey Jones

I am a below knee amputee and after my accident in 2007, I could only dream of returning to my beloved Arabic Dancing. After several falls during my recovery and being fitted with a painful NHS socket and limb with very limited mobility, my confidence was at an all time low…

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