On 27 June Laurie-ann Smith (PEME Reliability Engineer) will be taking part in the Hunstanton to Wells sponsored coastal walk in aid of Billy’s “Back on my own 2 feet” Fund.
Billy Lee’s story has been covered extensively in the East Anglian press. Billy Lee is an apprentice electrician from Wisbech St Mary; 15 days before his 20th birthday he was diagnosed with bone cancer. Billy had a 10cm Sarnovia Sarcoma aggressive tumour in the top of his right femur. Less than a month later (in December last year) his femur broke under the stress of the tumour.
In his fight against Cancer, Billy has had to have lifesaving surgery resulting in a full leg amputation. The NHS are unable to fund a prosthetic limb for an amputation of this kind but, with your help, we can enable him to walk again. Having researched endlessly his parents have found a prosthetic limb and a UK clinic that are able to provide this. The ‘Helix 3D’ leg and hip prosthetic will be an initial cost of £70,000 with 5 yearly servicing and part replacements each time costing £18,500.
The picture shows Billy and his supporters and is courtesy of the Wisbech Standard.
If you would like more information on Billy Lee’s story or if you would to sponsor Laurie-ann please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support.