Teenage girl with bionic arms lands awesome TV presenting gig

Teenage girl with bionic arms lands awesome TV presenting gig

- Tilly Lockey lost her hands at the age of 15 months after suffering Meningococcal Septicaemia

- The 14-year-old is the first British child to have 3D-printed bionic arms

- At her tender age, the gorgeous girl will be hosting For Your Information (FYI), a children’s current affairs show on Sky News

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Whoever said that disability is not inability must have been very right and all that one needs to do is embrace and love themselves.

Briefly.co.za learnt that Tilly Lockey who uses bionic arms after losing her hands to meningitis as a baby, recently landed a TV presenting job.

The 14-year-old is the first British child to have 3D-printed bionic arms. She will be hosting the For Your Information (FYI), a children’s current affairs show on Sky News.

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According to The Sun UK, the teenager will be interviewing celebrities and politicians and report on issues affecting youngsters.

Teenage girl who lost her hands to Meningitis as a baby lands job as TV presenter

Tilly Lockey lost her hands to Meningitis while she was a baby. Photo: Tilly Lockey.
Source: Instagram

The media house announced that Lockey will be joining the team through Twitter on Sunday, September 6.

"Meet our new recruit to the FYI gang - Tilly! @GiveTillyaHand we met her when we reported on her amazing bionic arms and love her so much she is now joining the gang to help us investigate the big issues on the news for and by kids on Sky Kids & http://first.news/FYI," tweeted @FYI_SkyTV.

The 14-year-old suffered Meningococcal Septicaemia when she was one year and three months old, something that saw her hands, and the tips of her toes were also amputated.

Despite her condition, the brilliant girl plays the piano and has won awards for the inspirational way she has dealt with her disability.

Earlier on, it was reported the story of 20-year-old Paloma Lopez, who lost both her arms and legs as a child to a merciless illness.

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Paloma was determined to still do the thing that she loved doing - make-up. Not only did she teach herself very complex skill, but she also mastered it.

She applies flaw-less make-up on herself using only her stumps and she also creates tutorials for her 7 000 followers who are undoubtedly inspired by her deep-rooted passion.

"Growing up, not having limbs affected me, but now I am lucky. I study, I exercise, I swim, I surf, I put on my make-up and I am making my tutorials, which generate a big network," said Paloma.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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