Breakfast buys freedom

LIKE most avid soccer players, Harry Clist wants the opportunity to score a goal.

The 10-year-old from Bathurst, who was born with multiple limb deficiencies, will finally be able to leave the position of goalkeeper and move into his dream position of striker thanks to the help of APC Prosthetics in Northmead.

Harry's right leg ends just below the knee, his left leg ends above the ankle and his left arm stops at the elbow.

On Tuesday, the enthusiastic sportsman had moulds taken of his legs so he could be fitted with new sports legs.

Harry said without the help from prosthetists Cameron Ward and Stefan Laux, he wouldn't be able to walk or even play soccer.

"They are amazing guys," Harry said.

"They are nice people who explain how everything works. Without them I wouldn't be walking."

To help the Limb Deficiency Clinic at the Children's Hospital at Westmead continue its work, APC staff have organised a Bandage Bear Breakfast on Friday, from 8am to 10am.

There will be three barbecues with bacon, eggs, sausages and fruit, breads, tea and coffee. There will also be a raffle, a face painter and a reptile wrangler for the kids.

Mr Ward hopes to raise $10,000.

"The money raised on the day goes to providing prosthetic devices as well as training tools, toys and gate aids and other assistive devices for children with limb loss," Mr Ward said.

Breakfast will cost $10 a person.

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■ Details: 9890 8123; 2 Redbank Road, Northmead.

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