A seven-year-old girl who lost her leg after being diagnosed with bone cancer, has had it reattached - backwards.
Amelia Eldred from Tamworth was diagnosed with an osteosarcoma in her left leg in August last year. She underwent three five-week chemotherapy sessions, then surgery to amputate the affected limb.
Her hobbies include swimming, athletics, running and bike riding, and she has vowed that one day she will dance on stage again. Fundraisers have now got together to try to help her achieve her dream.
Surgery to remove the tumour took place at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital using a rare procedure called rotationplasty. It involves the leg being amputated high up her thigh, then the lower leg reattached the wrong way.
It means her heel will eventually work as a knee joint, and he foot slipping into a prosthetic.
The surgery happened in January and a scan has shown her bones are fusing together well.
It's expected Amelia will be able to put weight on her leg in around three months' time, when she could also have a prosthesis fitted.
But her family are trying to raise £30,000 so she can have specially made 'blades' as her prosthesis, which would be more practical for all the activities she likes to do.