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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 December, 2004, 09:35 GMT
Meningitis girl is bouncing back
Lydia Cross
Lydia had her lower limbs amputated last Christmas
A girl from north Devon who lost her lower legs to meningitis is astounding everyone with her progress.

Three-year-old Lydia Cross from Chivenor is now running around on her 5,000 artificial legs and riding the new bike she was given for Christmas.

Lydia had to have her legs amputated beneath the knee a year ago when she contracted meningitis.

Her mother Jodie said: "We are so proud, it doesn't seem to faze her, she is so accepting."

Her father Tony said: "She was tough before but she has got even more so over the last year."

Lydia's parents are now campaigning to raise more awareness of meningitis.


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