‘Why I decided to remove part of my leg’

Image caption Claire Blackburn is clambering Snowdon with other amputees

Removing part of a leg was maybe the hardest decision Claire Blackburn has ever had to realise. Especially as it was not medically necessary.

But the mum-of-four could not deem her children’s hands, she could not push their pushchairs, she could not even walk into the front room hampering a cup of tea.

“There were lots of things like that “thats been” getting to me, ” recalled the 37 -year-old. “I had tried everything.”

Claire mischievously injured her leg as a 12 -year-old jumping into what she thought was a deep elongate of river on Dartmoor.

But water levels were low – and that is where her nightmare began.

Double amputee crawls up 2,700 -step incline Woman who wanted an amputation answers other leg now paralysed Double amputee makes Everest record Rescued pursuing pup to lose a leg Image caption The 12 -year-old climbed off a stone into a strain of the River Lyd that was “normally deep” Image caption Claire Blackburn says her great challenge now is to “know where my restraints lie”
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