Brave Danielle is on track for Paralympic glory

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A PATIENT from Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital who chose to have her right leg amputated so she could run is closer to achieving her Paralympic dream.

Danielle Bradshaw, aged 12, was born with developmental dysplasia of her hips and right knee and spent most of her early life on crutches or in a wheelchair.

Last year Danielle, from Newton, Greater Manchester, had her right leg amputated so she could work towards her dream of competing in the Paralympic Games.

She hopes to represent Great Britain in 2016 and is well on her way after picking up two awards at her school sports presentation.

Her consultant orthopaedic surgeon Stan Jones said: “Danielle is a star. We meet so many brave patients, but the courage and determination she has shown is truly incredible. She is an inspiration to others.”