Changing his world …… with the help of his friends …
October 2013 - using tripods for the first time
October 2014 - tripods are taller and so is Leo !
April 2015 - leaving Crumlin Hospital
In 2015 Leo was finding it increasingly painful to move. It was advised that he needed reconstruction of his right hip, releases of his adductor, psoas and hamstring muscles. He spent 8 weeks in a bachelor cast. They were long difficult weeks, and put a great strain on Leo. As someone who is used to being self-reliant and independent, as far as possible, he relied totally on everyone around him for every movement and need. At last ‘castoff’ - or, as Leo called it - ‘blast-off’ day arrived!
The Rehabilitation Route
When most of us would have resorted to expletives with the intense pain, swear words are not in Leo’s vocabulary. Mum did allow “poo-pants’ when the going got tough! Click here for videos
August 2015 saw Leo’s first trip to SDR Fitness Wales with Mark Shane Harries. It was a revelation and did so much to raise Leo’s spirits and confidence. It gives a whole new dimension to the value of intelligent exercise. Click here for videos
With Daniela it’s always fun - but there’s always plenty of seriously hard work to do too. Click here for videos
In September 2015 it was heartbreaking to find that Leo needed yet more surgery, but despite it all, he’s still smiling…
Back home again from Crumlin. This time only one cast.