School Donates £500 to Young Amputee
St Cedd’s School recently presented Rio Woolf, a nine-year-old boy who has a prosthetic leg, with a cheque for £500 for Limb Power, which was raised from the school’s last non-uniform day.
Rio’s prosthetic leg replaces his right leg which was amputated when he was 14 months old because of a rare condition called Tibial Aplasia.
An ambassador for other children with missing limbs, Rio, along with representatives from the charities Limb Power and Ottobock, the manufacturers of prosthetics, attended an assembly at St Cedd’s School in the Summer Term to be awarded the cheque by the Head Boy and Head Girl, while raising awareness of the sporting opportunities for young amputees.
Dr Edmonds, Head at St Cedd’s School, says, “Rio is an inspiration and a great role model for the children, and we look forward to keeping in touch with his progress in sport. He hopes to be a Paralympian and has set his sights on running for Team GB in the 2024 Paralympics.”