Teenager who lost both hands to meningitis as a baby shares a video doing her make-up using BIONIC arms

Tilly Lockey, 13, used false arms with basic functions for years.


But at Christmas, she got high-tech kit for precise movements.

The bionic limbs are the first medically approved prosthesis of their kind in the UK.

Tilly uses the arm to paint, play games and to give a 'thumbs-up' to her friends but she has also started to use them to put on her own makeup.

Mum Sarah Lockey, 39, from Consett, Co Durham, said: "Tilly posted a video doing her makeup on her Twitter last year and everybody seemed to love it.

"She mainly started to put makeup on when she became a teenager so the arm has been such a huge help."

Tilly was diagnosed with meningitis when she was only 15-months-old.

She was the first child in the world to trial 'bionic arms' by technology company Openbionics in Bristol.

Sarah added: “At 15 months I was told she had no chance of survival. To see how far she has come is incredible. I am so proud of her.

"She has achieved so much already in her life.

"We just want to keep raising the awareness of everything she went through and how much these arms can help children."








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