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Amputee Spotlight with Debbie Homewood

This blog is taken from the Ottobock site which features Debbie’s story but we wanted to feature it as it is such an amazing triumph of determination, perseverance and knowing what’s best for you.  Take a read below and click onto the Ottobock...

Norwich Steel Bones Club March 2019

On Wednesday 6th March the Norwich Steel Bones Club met for their second meeting in attendance with Mark and Steve from OpCare.  The Prosthetists were on specialist training and so it gave the group a good chance to catch up fully with each other and...

Amputee Families Flying High

Steel Bones and amputee organisation, OPUS worked with Milton Keynes Rotary Club, iFly Indoor Skydiving, Xscape and Destination Milton Keynes to provide a once in a lifetime experience for 20 amputee family members.  The flights took place on Friday...

Jo’s Odd Shoes

Hi my names Jo, I’m a married Mum of two grown up boys and for those of you that don't know my story I woke up one day in February 2003 numb down my right hand side. After spending 2 weeks in hospital and having lots of tests done I was sent home...

UPDATE NHS ENGLAND PROSTHETIC REVIEW

NHS prosthetics services in England are organised and paid for by Specialised Commissioning at NHS England, which covers upper and lower limb prosthetic care.  As part of a review into how these services are commissioned, NHS England invited all...

Amputee Family Spotlight with the Smith Family

Family Spotlight questions to the amputee What’s your name, how old are you?  Sarah. 44! Who lives with you and how old are they?  A chocolate lab (12) and a sprocker (7). One daughter (25) whom now lives in Devon. Tell us a little bit about them...

Cambridge Steel Bones Club

Our OPcare Steel Bones Prosthetic Club met in Cambridge on a cold January evening.  We had a fantastic catch up with Mark Deer from Opcare. Massive thank you, as always to Mark for hosting it. It was really lovely to see new faces and familiar faces....

Our Bones Line goes live Monday

We are so happy to share the news with you that our brand new Steel Bones Phone Line will be going live on Monday morning.  SO if you want or need to call us to seek advice, talk something through or find out more information about us please call:...

Podcast Blogs Now Available

We are so very excited to announce that you can choose to listen to all our Blog Posts. This has been requested by a few avid readers of the blogs over the past 18 months. They have struggled to read them due to poor eyesight. Hence, our lovely...

STEEL BONES TEAM KICKSTARTS

You may be aware that Steel Bones has enjoyed exponential growth in the last 3 years only thank you to the amazing amputee families who have created such a wonderful community. Trustees are now working with the Cranfield Trust to put in place robust...

Steel Bones Shop Goes Live

It was a very exciting week last week!! The Steel Bones Shop went live.  Yes this means you can now purchase Steel Bones items wherever you are.  These currently include t shirts, pens, notepads, hats and some brand new exciting merchandise which...

Amputee Family Spotlight with the Hughes Family

Questions to the Amputee.... What’s your name - Nicola Hughes how old are you?  42 Who lives with you and how old are they?  Archie my son and he’s 15 Tell us a little bit about them what are their favourite colours or hobbies?  my son is almost 6 ft...

The Happiness Show interviews our Co-Founder, Emma

LIsten in to this radio interview with Emma Joy-Staines, Co-Founder of Steel Bones.  It's an interview from the heart and we hope you will enjoy it and pretty sure you will relate to most of it.  To find out more about the interviewer, Samantha Brook please click...

Legs4Africa – Little Legs Project

To lose a limb through illness or accident is a traumatic experience.  Apart from the physical shock and emotional impact, each new amputee has to re-imagine how their future will unfold.  The goal posts have shifted and what was taken for...

HAPPY HAPPY NEWS

Happy news We are doing the happy dance right now as we love hearing from amputees we have helped and how their progress is going. We have many amazing stories of incredibly courageous, determined amp families who have overcome such tricky...

Amputee Family Spotlight with the Haynes Family

Family Spotlight questions to the amputee What’s your name, how old are you?  Kiera - 8 years old Tell us a little bit about them what are their favourite colours or hobbies?   My favourite colour is orange and I love doing horse riding and playing...

Exciting Club Launch for Norwich

On 5th December we launched the Steel Bones OpCare Club in Norwich. Mark Deer, Operations Manager of the East for OpCare hosted our group brilliantly as ever. We had a great turnout from families using the Norwich Prosthetic Centre. Attendees were...

 Jingle all the way

Steel Bones families came together on Saturday 1st December in Newmarket to celebrate Christmas together. We all had such a Ball of Festive Fun. Steel Bones treated all the families to a Disco from Partytime Roadshow, crafts with Stampin Up Jo,...