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  I broke my arm playing on my trampoline
Updated 06 July 2004, 11.01
A broken arm being put in plaster
Trampolines have become the latest summer craze, but they can cause injuries if not used properly.

Bobbie-Lee broke one of her arms in two places whilst playing on her trampoline.

In her report she warns other children about the dangers.

"I got my trampoline two years ago as a birthday present from my mum and dad.

I used it all the time because I thought it was a fun way to exercise.

Handstand danger

My cousins and I played on it on a lot during the summer holidays and we had competitions to see who could do the most star jumps.

But a couple of weeks ago I was trying to do a handstand on my trampoline when my younger brother jumped on.

I lost my balance and fell.

Two breaks

I hurt my left arm and because it was so sore and painful my mum and dad took me to the hospital.

At the hospital the doctors took an x-ray and discovered that I had broken my elbow and wrist in one arm.

I had to have my arm in plaster and I missed doing all the things that I enjoyed like karate and football.

Play safely

I now have learnt not to go on the trampoline with two people and especially not to do handstands on it!

I hope that all other children with trampolines have fun but play safely."

Bobbie-Lee, 9, Londonderry


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