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Girl, 6, born without right foot is told NHS can’t afford a prosthetic


A Girl born without a proper foot has been instructed that the NHS can’t ­afford a prosthetic.

Scarlett Davies, now 6, missing the limb when amniotic bands tightened all-around it in the womb.

Scarlett Davies, six, was born without a right foot and needs a prosthetic limb

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Scarlett Davies, 6, was born with no a appropriate foot and needs a prosthetic limbCredit history: WNS

She fits a leather-based boot to her leg but mum Kara, 27, suggests it wears out in two to 3 weeks and results in ache.

Scarlett has tried using, and would desire, a silicone prosthetic which can final around six months.

But wellness chiefs will not spend mainly because they need replacing as she grows.

Kara explained Scarlett, of Merthyr Tydfil, just wishes to be like women her age who paint their toenails and wear flip flops.

She additional: “It is impacting her and I really don’t want her to be pondering of that.”

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health and fitness Board urged the family to get in contact to examine funding.

A assertion examine: “We are sorry to hear about Scarlett’s encounter and absolutely take pleasure in the fears her spouse and children have lifted.

“We encourage them to get in touch with us immediately so that we can examine this further.”

Scarlett wears a leather boot which is uncomfortable and regularly needs replacing

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Scarlett wears a leather boot which is not comfortable and often needs changingCredit score: WNS
Mum Kara, 27, says Scarlett wants to feel like other girls her own age

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Mum Kara, 27, states Scarlett wishes to come to feel like other women her personal ageCredit rating: WNS



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