Sian Green-Lord, a 33 year old full-time model and amputee, has always been active. As a young girl, Sian went to dance classes and she even did dancing gigs. She walked everywhere, went to the gym and walked on stilts.
Then 9 years ago, on a trip to New York City with her friend, a taxi driver hit Sian in a fit of road rage when he attempted to ram a local cyclist. Her left leg was severed then and there.
“I spent 6 weeks in NYC undergoing 4 different surgeries on my leg so I was able to wear a prosthetic leg.”
When Sian returned to the UK, she was on a waiting list at the NHS clinic. She lost her leg in August and she was due to get a prosthetic the following February. Luckily for Sian, she was funded for private care by a person from America, so she was able to go down the private route.
“But I know that for a lot of people that’s obviously not the case. It’s a waiting game until you get your prosthetic leg.”