08 Mayo 2017 15:29
'Is that your new pink leg?' one girl asks Anu. 'Wow!' exclaims another. The girls rush to embrace Anu and they all run around the playground together.
Anu is seven and goes to school in Birmingham. Look what happened when she showed her friends her new sports blade. It's just gorgeous!?♀️ pic.twitter.com/Aa1UlnhlQy
— BBC Midlands Today (@bbcmtd) May 3, 2017
The Government funding is due to run out in March next year, while prosthetics need replacing every two years.
One US company that creates prosthetic limbs has started taking special requests to transform young girls’ dolls and give them miniature prosthetic legs to match the ones worn by their young owners. A Bristol-based company, Open Bionics, partnered with Disney’s designers and technicians in 2015 to create robotic hands for children with different themes, from Iron Man to Frozen and Star Wars.