For day four, I was travelling to Hertfordshire to meet Bjoern, a thankful cancer survivor, an outdoor enthusiast, a book lover, an anarchic chef, a passionate development practitioner and a very active above-the-knee amputee.
In his own words: At age fifteen I was diagnosed with bone cancer in the Tibia of my left leg. At that time, the doctors were able to save my leg, but most of my Tibia had to be removed and was replaced with a metal implant. Almost 20 years later I battled an infection in my left leg. The doctors proposed a long and complicated procedure that would allow me to keep my two legs, but losing the knee joint. As I am very active, that was not an option for me. So I decided to have it amputated instead. A decision I have never regretted.
Being an amputee does not mean being inactive. Yes, there are limitations. But being an amputee for me means being creative, getting around those limitations and finding ways of doing what I love.