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BigLifeFixBigLifeFix Member Posts: 1
Hi everyone,

I am contacting you from BAFTA-winning television production company Studio Lambert, creators of Gogglebox and Undercover Boss.

We are making an exciting and innovative new science series for BBC Two called Big Life Fix (working title). The programme is inspired by the recent raft of incredible, life-changing inventions that have gripped the nation, from 3D-printed prosthetic hands to robotic legs for those living with spinal injuries.

Across the series, our team of expert engineers and technologists will create bespoke inventions for individuals, families and groups to transform their lives for the better.

We would like to reach out to the members here to offer them the opportunity to get involved. We would like to speak to people who think they could benefit from the help of our expert team, or even people who would like to nominate a loved one. If selected, our team will work with them to tackle a problem or challenge in their life using ingenious design and technology. No problem is too big or too small - whether you find it difficult putting the kettle on with arthritis or whether you want to take up a new hobby but need bespoke equipment to help, we would love to hear from you.

If anybody is interested in being considered for the programme, or if they would like some more information, they can get in touch with the production team on:

[email protected] or 020 3040 6809

Thanks so much,
The Big Life Fix Team

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  • TASHA82TASHA82 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi I have a 2 year old with evolving motor disorder, cerebral palsy, she is managing to cruise along the furniture,and standing independently for about 3-8 seconds, she will try and walk every day however can only take about 3-8 steps at a time and then loses her balance. The Physio feels that she does not need a walking frame or tripod as she is doing well independently. I was just wondering if you had any ideas that may encourage my daughter to further her independence and help her walk further than she can now

    Kind regards

    Natasha (mum) x
  • RockyRocky Member Posts: 76 Listener
    Hi Tasha, I expect other parents will contribute ideas to this discussion so just wanted to say that with cp or any sort of neurological condition, each child will do things and reach milestones at different times. It is great that she is attempting to walk and I am sure this will improve as her muscles get stronger due to the physiotherapy. I think you will just have to monitor the situation and see how she progresses and then maybe think about further support or aids. For example Pedro boots are often prescribed for children with cerebral palsy due to the additional support they give to the foot and ankle.
    Best wishes

    Rocky
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