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Hope for Liverpool's amputee children

31 May 2013 Last updated at 19:47 BST

More than 3,000 people contract meningitis every year - among them are hundreds of children who often have to face up to losing a limb.

To help children in Merseyside, the Meningitis Research Foundation held a child amputee day at Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital.

Sports coaches from Everton Football Club offered their support as BBC Journalist and double amputee Kathleen Hawkins reports.