10-year-old Leon Meal-Moss received a Christmas present he will never forget as Dorset Orthopaedic donated an award winning prosthetic leg to him just before Christmas last year. Dorset Orthopaedic were so impressed with Leon’s commitment that they decided to fit him with the first paediatric limb to be covered with the new ‘Easyfit’™.
Leon’s is now the first child in the UK to be wearing an Easyfit silicone cosmesis! Dorset Orthopaedic have covered the prosthesis with an Easyfit silicone cosmesis in order to protect the prosthetic and give it a realistic finish. This revolutionary cosmesis won the award for best product innovation at the 2013 Limbless Association P&O awards.
Leon was born with medical problems that resulted in the part amputation of his lower left leg at 8 months old. After approximately 44 operations, a further part of his lower leg was amputated before Christmas last year. However, Leon won’t let his recent operation hold him back as he has ambitions to be the next Jonnie Peacock and be the fastest amputee sprinter in the world.
His new prosthetic gives him suspension so he can play football with his friends and brother. He and his brother, 7, are avid fans of Manchester United. He also plays for Bournemouth ‘Ability Counts’, Bournemouth’s disability team.
After receiving the prosthesis just before Christmas, Leon’s mother Katell commented: ‘It’s the best present he could ever get.’
Desmond Swayne the MP for New Forest said: “Best of luck to Leon with his new leg, he will benefit from the latest technology and the most skilled and experienced team available in the field. I do congratulate Dorset Orthopaedic on this magnificent gesture.”
Leon has noticed a huge difference since he received his prosthetic from Dorset Orthopaedic, both in terms of comfort and his ability to walk and run normally. Leon’s mother has also seen a huge improvement in Leon’s walking and she says that he has so much more confidence as the Easyfit silicone gives it a realistic finish.
Dorset Orthopaedic wish Leon all the best with his new prosthetic and are confident this latest technology will benefit him with his many running and football aspirations!
About Dorset Orthopaedic
As one of the UK’s leading providers of prosthetic, orthotic, silicone and rehabilitation services, Dorset Orthopaedic has the size, strength and skills to help clients live life without limits. With experience meeting the needs of complex cases and recognition as a world leader in silicone skin solutions, Dorset Orthopaedic is passionate about delivering exceptional products and support.