In Conversation with the CEO of the Limbless Association, Deborah Bent and their Chair of Trustees, David Rose
In August I had the pleasure of meeting with the CEO of the Limbless Association, Deborah Bent and their Chair of Trustees, David Rose.
We met in order to prepare a podcast for “The London Legal Podcast” in celebration of the Limbless Association’s forthcoming 40th Anniversary.
You can listen to the podcast here.
Although I had met Deborah previously at various Limbless Association events it was the first time I had met David.
It was awe inspiring to meet them both up close and personal and hear what the Limbless Association have achieved over the past 40 years.
It is such an amazing charity which really does punch above its weight.
To hear David’s own very personal journey of lower limb loss was a privilege. He was blessed by having a positive can do attitude, insisting on a return to his love of playing cricket, regaling us of a description of how the cricket ball would dent his rudimentary (at the time) artificial limb and having to confess to his surgeon that he had damaged it again.
One thing that has changed since David’s limb loss back in the 1970’s, which he wishes had been available to him then, is Limbless Association, Peer Support Group.
The Limbless Association have been fierce promoters of this.
The idea is simple, an amputee visits with a person who has become a recent amputee.
Who best to help you on your journey of limb loss than someone who has been through the same experience as you.
Amputees support amputees