Lydia Cross, Dorset Orthopaedic client, is featured in The Sun Monday 14th November.
BRAVE Lydia aged ten with designer poppies decorating her artificial legs proudly joined veterans marching past the Queen at the Cenotaph yesterday.
Caring meningitis survivor Lydia Cross has devoted herself to raising money for injured soldiers — despite doctors having to amputate her limbs as a baby.
The selfless schoolgirl, whose efforts have boosted the Sun-backed Help for Heroes fund by a whopping £20,000, was a VIP guest at yesterday’s poignant Remembrance ceremony in Whitehall.
The prosthetic limbs were specially made for the occasion by the orthopaedic expert who has worked with Lydia since she was a toddler.
The youngster, from Braunton, Devon — who was accompanied by her policeman dad Tony, 42 — said: “I really like how the legs have turned out.
“The poppies really stand out and wearing them makes me feel proud. I hope the soldiers liked them.”