Girl with Down’s syndrome ‘denied walking frame’ – BBC News

A girl with Down’s syndrome who has to shuffle to get around has been told she is not eligible for funding for a walking frame, her family has said.

Nine-year-old Macy Page, who has had operations to repair three holes in her heart and rebuild her hip joints, uses a walker at school.

Her family, from Thurcaston, Leicestershire, said the NHS has provided a wheelchair but said it would not pay for a frame at home as she is only expected to “walk for leisure”.

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