It’s been a journey of growth for both Caroline and Lisa since they first met in clinic back in 2005. A lover of fashion, Lisa was desperate to wear her favourite high heeled shoes again, but after trialling a heeled leg, Lisa found it uncomfortable and is now more confident than ever in her “pretty leg” and her beautiful sandals! Her pretty leg being her Skinergy Plus leg cover that she loves for its realism, especially the nails! She says, “I love that I can have fabulous nails again.”
For Caroline, winning Prosthetist of the Year was an honour. She says, “As a prosthetist, I see lots of people on a daily basis and I work hard to make sure they all get the best service from the team and I. Knowing that I’ve impacted Lisa’s life so positively, so much so that she took the time to nominate me for this award is an amazing feeling. It’s such an honour. Lisa’s journey hasn’t been an easy one, but we both persevered, and seeing how much her confidence and independence have increased over the past 16 years makes it all worth it. It’s why I do what I do.”
BBC Look North Presenter and Lower Limb Amputee, Sally Hurst, also attended the awards as the key note speaker and presented Caroline with her award. Sally also shared how healthcare professionals had changed her life after becoming an amputee.