River Island Made A Double Amputee Gymnast Their Model
Daisy-May Demetre, 7, who was diagnosed with fibular hemimelia at birth, was never stopped to becoming a model gymnast for a sportswear line River Island.
Both of her feet and fibular bones were underdeveloped, leaving her immobile, her parents had to reach a tough decision to have both of her legs amputated from knees down.
When Daisy-May got her prosthetics, River Island, a sportswear brand, decided to make Daisy-May to be the face to model their brand.
A brand spokesperson said, “As well as having a great, outgoing personality, Daisy-May has a genuine love of all sports.”
“We required a model who has lots of energy and who looked great in active wear. Daisy-May Demetre fitted this brief perfectly.”
London Fashion Week also asked Daisy-May to model, but parents of Daisy-May were not surprised at all.
“My original statement which I stick by now is that she will be the most influential inspiring double amputee to have lived,” her father Alex said.
“The support we get through Instagram from other disabled and non-disabled people is what we are about – helping to put smiles on faces and inspire people to push and follow their dreams.”