Mum completes poignant walk for charity after leg amputation

PUBLISHED: 11:55 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 30 July 2018

Jennifer Verhaest, 29, completed a charity walk to say thank you to her son's school Picture: WOODHALL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Jennifer Verhaest, 29, completed a charity walk to say thank you to her son's school Picture: WOODHALL PRIMARY SCHOOL


A mum has completed a poignant charity walk to say thank you for the support she received from her son’s school after having her leg amputated.

Jennifer Verhaest, 29, whose eight-year-old son is a pupil at Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury, made the difficult decision to go ahead with the operation due to chronic pain after she was involved in a car accident.

Ms Verhaest, from Sudbury, is now undertaking intense physiotherapy and getting used to a prosethetic leg.

She said: “It was fantastic - I managed to lap the big square of the playground a lot faster than I imagined.

“The whole school were out to cheer and pupils in Year 3 made flags to wave for me. It was amazing, and the children made my day.

“We are super grateful for the support we have had as a family from the school and this is my way of giving something back. We raised about £200 - it was my biggest and best achievement yet.”

Helen Arbon, deputy headteacher at Woodhall, said: “The pupils and staff of Woodhall Primary School are very proud of Jennifer.

“To think of the school in this way is both humbling and deeply touching.”


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