Charlotte has Harmonie in her heart : October 2014
11 month old Harmonie-Rose of Bath, England
was eventually rushed to Bristol Children's Hospital with meningococcal
B - the same strain of the deadly disease that Charlotte contracted
when she was 7 months old - after previously being sent home from
a local hospital.
Facing multiple limb amputations, little Harmonie-Rose's story
reached Charlotte in New Zealand and she was moved to write to
the family offering her support and best wishes.
Charlotte wrote on the family's Facebook support page Hope
"I'm a quad amputee after
I got meningococcal B when I was seven months old. I'm almost
11 now and I am doing ok. I just wanted to say I am thinking about
you Harmonie-Rose and I know you will be awesome. I read that
your Dad said you were a fighter and I was too. Stay strong Princess.
Bath Chronicle UK prints Charlotte's inspirational
Hoping to offer Harmonie-Rose's family some
timely inspiration and support, Charlotte's Dad, Perry emailed
their local newspaper to share with them Charlotte's own journey
to let them know there can be a rewarding life without limbs.
"We didn't have any contact details for Harmonie-Rose's family
and we didn't want to intrude on them in these difficult days
they face. With the help of the Bath Chronicle we were able to
reach out to the family and their community to give them hope
for their wee girl."
Read the article here: Family
of NZ baby who lost arms and legs to meningitis sends its "thoughts
and prayers" to Harmonie-Rose