Amputee Chris in training to run London Marathon
Posted on 3rd April 2017
Following a life-changing accident in 2009, Chris Luckhurst was left with two spinal fractures and a shattered ankle. After numerous unsuccessful operations to repair his ankle, crutches and painkillers became Chris’s companions. In November 2014, Chris made the brave decision to have his leg amputated below the knee.
For Chris’s rehabilitation, he was first committed to the Lambert Community Centre and afterwards to Crystal Palace. During his rehabilitation process Chris said: “The level of support that I have been given from the team of Blatchford has been phenomenal”. Chris is now back at work in his former job as a builder and thanks to the Endolite Elite Blade, he can carry out his job without restrictions.
Prior to the accident, Chris was a keen runner and now eight years after his sudden accident, he is enjoying using the BladeXT; a blade designed especially for running. This prosthetic enables Chris to return to his old hobby of running and he hasn’t looked back since. Chris is now able to keep a promise he once made to his daughter Tasha, which was to run the London Marathon with her.
Tasha and Chris are not only fulfilling this dream of running in the London Marathon on 23rdApril 2017 together but they are also doing it for a good cause. They are proud to be part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK marathon team this year. The foundation grants wishes to seriously ill children to make their dreams come true in the worst time of their lives. To support this cause, Tasha and Chris are collecting donations.
To read more information on Chris’s story, visit Tasha and Chris’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teamluckhurst
We are wishing all the best to Tasha and Chris and good luck with their great project!