5-Year-Old Who Lost All Limbs to Meningitis Just Completed Her First Marathon
It was Hellen Keller who once said, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”
We know how Keller’s story goes. She went on to do things no one thought she’d ever be able to achieve. She overcame many things, and it took just one person who believed in her to start it all.
So imagine what someone might do with a team of people behind them, walking with them through life’s many struggles.
This is the story of Harmonie-Rose — a 5-year-old girl who lost all of her limbs after contracting meningitis as an infant.
Her parents, Ross Allen and Freya Hall, can attest to their daughter’s strength and endurance over the years.
Ever since she had all four limbs amputated, Harmonie-Rose has approached life with courage and tenacity.
“As soon as she woke up (from surgery) she decided to be here and to fight through this horrible disease,” Allen told BBC in 2014.
Now, this bright little girl even attends school with her peers.
“We are so proud of her and are so excited for the future!” Hall told Somerset Live in 2018.
And proud of her they should be.
Harmonie-Rose has completed her first marathon with a 7-member support team surrounding her on all sides, Evening Standard reported.
Before the marathon, Hall told BBC, “She can’t wait to be running with her aunt Hannah and the whole team. She’s so excited.”
Now Harmonie-Rose has officially completed the Bath City half-marathon as everyone cheered her on! This little girl is such an inspiration!
If this 5-year-old can race to the finish line, what else might be possible for others with disabilities like hers?
Of course, we’ve seen so many amazing athletes beat the odds and overcome their limitations.
Each and every one of them reminds us that anything is possible.
To follow Harmonie-Rose on her journey, visit the Hope 4 Harmonie Facebook page.
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