Ottobock launches photo competition for C-Leg users
Prosthetic manufacturer celebrates the spirit of survival and achievement with ‘My C-Leg’ photo competition.
Ottobock, manufacturer of the world’s first completely computer-controlled lower limb prosthesis, has launched a photo competition for C-Leg users around the UK. C-Leg users have the chance to win up to £600 by submitting an image of them using their C-Leg on social media using the hashtag #mycleg. The competition is designed to celebrate amputees in the UK who have overcome adversity and not let disability get in their way. Images could range from sporting achievements right through to the challenges that amputees overcome every day.
The competition, which launched on Monday 2 March, will run for three months across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A monthly finalist will be chosen from entries and awarded £100. The three monthly winners will automatically be entered into the final and an overall winner will be voted for by Ottobock’s Facebook followers. All entries must also be registered online here and each photograph should be submitted with a caption explaining their C-Leg achievement. Terms and Conditions apply and can be found on the Ottobock website.
One C-Leg user, Gemma Trotter has never let limb loss get in the way of anything. She explains how her C-Leg helped her achieve her dream of starting her own fitness business. “I want to show people that even though you have lost a limb it doesn’t inhibit you from physical activities. My C-Leg enables me to do star jumps, squats and lunges. Plus being a mother of a young child I am able to play easily with my son and the C-Leg gives me the flexibility to kneel down and do everything that a mother needs to.”
Kiera Roche, an active sportswoman from Surrey, lost her leg in 2001 following a road accident. Kiera runs her own charity LimbPower that focuses on helping amputees rebuild their lives through participation in sports and arts. Since losing her leg, Kiera has also partaken in many sporting challenges and given birth to her two daughters. She said “My C-Leg helped keep my daughter safe when its stumble control feature prevented me from falling whilst carrying her”
C-Leg users across the UK are encouraged to enter now following these three simple steps:
1. POST: Post an image of you and your C-Leg with a caption describing what it has enabled you to achieve to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
2. HASHTAG: Don’t forget to use #mycleg
3. REGISTER: Register your entry at www.ottobock.co.uk to complete your application
For more information on Ottobock’s range of innovative solutions that restore mobility and human independence please visit www.ottobock.co.uk or follow @ottobockuk.
Picture caption: Ottobock has launched a photo competition for C-Leg users across the UK.