Terri steps forward

HALF her school now knows Terri Calvesbert had a new artificial foot – because she's so proud of it!The foot was crafted to help Terri, of Whitton, Ipswich, walk and run.

By Tracey Sparling

HALF her school now knows Terri Calvesbert had a new artificial foot – because she's so proud of it!

The foot was crafted to help Terri, of Whitton, Ipswich, walk and run.

The five-year-old who was burned as a baby in a fire in 1998, escaped with her right foot virtually intact but her left was reduced to a stump.

Now an artificial foot identical to her right one has been made and she loves it.

Her dad Paul, 27, said: "She's getting on very well with it. The first day it wouldn't stay on properly but we padded it our a bit here and there, and now she can run around on it."

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Terri is back at Whitehouse Junior School this week, where she even went barefooted in the classroom with the other children.

Paul added: "She keeps showing everybody and I think half the school know about it by now!"

The foot was made by regional experts at the Disablement Service Centre in Norwich.

Chris Parsons senior prosthesistist measured her up for the silicon foot and her injuries needed special consideration.

The foot is quite heavy but it has to be made of silicon because most of Terri's skin has been grafted and silicon is the only material which won't react against her skin.

The Terri Calvesbert Appeal has raised an incredible £100,000 for her future, since it launched within days of the fire in 1998. Donations can be sent c/ o Geraldine Thompson Editor's Secretary The Evening Star 30 Lower Brook Street Ipswich IP4 1AN