pushing the boundaries amputee support day
Pushing the Boundaries - Life Beyond Childhood Limb Loss Due to Septicaemia was Meningitis Research Foundation's first childhood amputee day and took place in Liverpool at Alder Hey Hospital and the Alder Sports Centre on May 31 2013.
Parents, carers and children took inspiration from the morning's presentations as disability sports expert and practitioner Steve Johnson and our very own paralympian wheelchair rugby star Aaron Phipps shared their personal stories.
Aaron Phipps in the telegraph feature
Paralympics 2012: big-tackling wheelchair rugby player Aaron Phipps could 'murder' a cuddle from his little girl. Aaron Phipps has no fingers, one thumb, and his legs have been amputated below the knees. His legs are riddled with scar tissue.
But on Wednesday night, he will be one of the big tacklers when Great Britain takes on the US in their opening group match in the brutal sport of wheelchair rugby.
“My job is to tackle like Lawrence Dallaglio or Lewis Moody, unsettle the opposition and knock the ball out,” explains Phipps.
PARALYMPICS: 10 TO WATCH
BBC NEWS article featuring Aaron Phipps
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Meet the SuperHumans : Transcript
Darkness frames a line of windows that look out at night towards the lights of a building. A single car drives away to the right, also reflected in an angled window on the left.
Overhead lights flicker on revealing a still and empty swimming pool - the line of windows its glass wall on the far side. The swimming lanesrun from left to right with lights reflecting off the turquoise water. Forming a line down the centre are the starting blocks. The ceiling is constructed ofwhite beams and girders.
New Forest National Park Paralympic Athletes
Aaron Phipps feature page at New Forest Park website
Paralympic rugby star Aaron Phipps inspires pupils in visit to Eastleigh school
PUPILS were treated to a visit from a top sportsman as they prepare for a summer of Olympic fun. Hampshire’s Paralympic wheelchair rugby star, Aaron Phipps, dropped in at Shakespeare Junior School in Eastleigh to share some of his experiences.
[Read more on Daily Echo website