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In the pink as Lois gets set for Race for Life

Livewire Lois Gregory loves dancing, running and riding her pony Bridget. And now, thanks to a bright pink activity limb designed to her personal requirements and tastes, she is looking forward to living life even faster!

Speaking moments after her daughter received her blade, Mum Lauren says it would give Lois a whole new lease of life.

“All she wants is to be the same as other kids and to fit in,” said Lauren, of Stone, Staffordshire.

“Her normal prosthetic is fine, it’s functional, but it’s heavier, not exactly pretty. This is a lot more girly; it makes it ‘cool’ to have a prosthetic – she can’t wait to show it off!

“For a seven-year-old, this turns the whole idea of having a disability on its head – she wants everyone to notice this one.”

Lois and Lauren are now looking forward to showing off the perfectly colour co-ordinated blade when they run the Race for Life together later this year in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Identical twin Lois had her lower left leg amputated aged 11 months old after being born with fibula hemimelia.

Lois Gregory