Charlotte Is Back On Her Feet!

Chiswick Teenager Takes Her First Steps After Long Illness

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Chiswick teenager Charlotte Robinson is now back on her feet and walking with the aid of prosthetics.

Charlotte, who contracted Meningococcal Septicaemia in May last year, was on a life support machine for two weeks and suffered total liver, gut, lung and kidney failure. Following a second attack of Toxic Shock, Charlotte had to have both her legs amputated from the knee down to prevent further infection.

After months in intensive care, Charlotte was finally allowed home in December.

A family friend told “Apart from a couple of short stays in hospital during January and early February, she is making an amazing recovery. She is now walking with the aid of prosthetics at Queens Mary's in Roehampton and is hoping to bring the prosthetics home over the next couple of weeks. We are all so incredibly proud of her - she is making a tremendous recovery!”

She continued “We are starting to plan a big fundraiser for Charlotte on the 29th May 07, the date she got sick last year to translate that in her mind into a more positive date. We are looking for a venue in Chiswick to hold the venue and plan to host an auction, so any Chiswick companies restaurants, gyms, hotels etc wanting to offer things for auction would be really helpful!”

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March 8, 2007