The trouble had happened in September last year when Harmonie-Rose Allen was nine-months-old. Only a few days passed after she took her first faltering steps, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to the Mirror.
This photographs show how deeply destructive was the impact of the disease and how a determined toddler fought back after losing all her limbs to meningitis – by trying out a new hi-tech walking frame.
Doctors told her parents Freya Hall and Ross Allen she had one of the worst cases of the virus they had even seen and only gave her a ten per cent chance of survival.
Harmonie beat the odds – but lost both her legs and arms and the tip of her nose in the process.
Now two years old, she is learning to adapt to a new way of life thanks to a new standing frame, which her parents hope will help her to walk.
Posting on Facebook, mum Freya said she had concerns when the physiotherapists suggested a frame for Harmonie-Rose.
But once again the brave toddler has risen to the challenge.
Freya said: “When we were told the physios were sorting this we had no idea what it would be and I had a feeling Harmonie wouldn’t really want to use it.
“Well.. Here it is her standing frame, but not only does she stand in it she can move herself around, using her arms.
“This does prove a little difficult for her smaller arm but she had a good go and succeeded.
“We will be talking to the prosthetic centre about making something to make it easier for her.
“But wow! We cannot wait to have this on Monday and hopefully Harmonie will be standing straight in no time.