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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.

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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.

Does this little girl inspire you to achieve the impossible?

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.

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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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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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