‘People shouldn’t let anything hold them back’: Melody Walker

Author: Albert McKnight
Published On: 06/06/2018

Losing a leg has not stopped 16-year-old Melody Walker from achieving any of her goals.

The Bega High School student is a champion athletics competitor, avid horse rider, runs cross country, goes to the gym three times a week and has recently been learning karate and how to surf. 

And she has achieved all this with an artificial limb.

“I’m just doing everything I can possibly do,” she said. 

“At times it was hard, but it hasn’t stopped me.” 

Early in her life she was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that can cause bone problems. 

Her father was diagnosed with the same condition, tragically losing his battle with it and passing away when she was eight years old. 

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