When the three-year-old was diagnosed with the deadly brain disease at the age of ten months old, she had just begun to take her first steps.
Brave Little Harmonie-Rose Who Lost All Her Limbs To Meningitis Enjoys A Day Out On The Ice Rink
When Harmonie-Rose Allen was a baby, she developed meningitis and was given a 10% chance of survival. As a result, she lost both of her arms and legs.
Despite specialists' warnings that Harmonie would find it challenging to manage on ice, she is now in great shape after spending Christmas Day at the ice rink with her family. She handled it like a complete pro and proved them all wrong.
The young child was dressed out in a Christmas jumper as she spent the day with her family at the Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park in Keynsham, Somerset, skating on the "Glice Rink," a man-made ice rink.
Harmonie utilized liners that were fitted at the NHS Bristol Centre For Enablement on the ends of her legs to slide across the ice, according to her parents Freya and Ross.
Even though doctors warned Harmonie's parents that she would still have trouble on ice, she seemed to have no trouble at all.
"The liners she is wearing have special padding on the bottom so she doesn't slip," Harmonie's mother, Freya, told the Mail Online.
"Harmonie doesn't yet like wearing prosthetics all the time so it's great to get her upright and straight."
Since doctors had to amputate Harmonie's limbs and legs to save her life, the prosthetics are the first set her parents have purchased on their own. She still doesn't like wearing her prosthesis, but apparently, the liners are essential.
"When she isn't wearing the prosthetics the liners help her develop the walking motion and build her muscles up," Freya continued.
Her mother remarked that seeing her daughter enter the nursery for the first time after they were installed was "incredible."
Harmonie was just nine months old when she contracted the deadly meningitis virus in September 2015, and doctors gave her a 10% chance of surviving. She required the amputation of all her limbs in order to survive, and doctors even remarked it was one of the worst cases they had ever seen.
But it appears that she is now more resilient than ever, and her parents posted their joy on the Hope 4 Harmonie Facebook page. They said: "No such word as can't!”
"Harmonie and her family wish you all a Merry Christmas!! And all the best for 2018."
Every six to nine months, she needs new prosthetic legs. She must first use simple, straight legs before graduating to jointed ones with knees. It appears that the next step can't be too far away given how well she performed on the ice rink.