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Debbie's 'Leg Party' raises £210 for the RD&E


leg partyPatient Debbie Northway has raised over £200 as a thank you for the care she received at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by holding a ‘Leg Party’.

Just over a year ago Debbie lost her leg above the knee and has since been attending the Exeter Mobility Centre for prosthetic and physiotherapy appointments.  She recently celebrated having her new prosthetic leg by throwing a ‘Leg Party’ for friends and family where she raised £105 for Exeter Mobility Centre and £105 for Otter Ward to say thank you to the staff who cared for her.

Debbie said: “I have almost completed my journey which started May 2013. Now, thanks to all my friends at the RD&E, the Exeter Mobility Centre and Torbay hospital, I am almost there. I have met some wonderful caring people on the way and will always keep in touch. “


“No one ever knows what may happen to them but, with the wonderful support of my family and many friends and customers from my shop, I’ve got to where I am today. My aim this year is hopefully to find a job and put behind me the fact I nearly died a few times in hospital. They are not ready for me upstairs yet!”


“I can still do a lot of things I did before I lost my leg it just takes longer. Life goes on and it is up to the individual to make this best of it. I am the lucky one, and with the great support I get I am looking to the future with great optimism.”


Kirsty Simpson, Exeter Mobility Centre Manager, added: “We would like to say a big thank to Debbie for the money that she has raised for the Exeter Mobility Centre. We are extremely grateful for her donation and the money will go towards enhancing the care and service provided to patients.” 


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