A LITTLE girl who lost all four limbs after contracting meningitis has started school with new prosthetic legs.

Four-year-old Harmonie-Rose Allen, from Bath, contracted the illness when she was just 10-months-old.

In order to save her life, surgeons had to amputate her arms above the elbow, and her legs at the knee.

After a huge fundraising effort online by her family, Harmonie-Rose was able to get new ‘pin-lock’ sockets provided by Dorset Orthopaedic clinic in Ringwood, to help improve her walking.

The new legs, which gave her a much more comfortable fit than her first prostheses, enabled Harmonie-Rose to take her first independent steps less than a year ago.

Now Harmonie-Rose has started school and has a new set of legs which have lockable knee joints connected to purple sockets adorned with her favourite cartoon character, Vampirina.

The lockable knee joints mean she can have her knees bent when sitting at a table, unlike before when her feet would hit the underside.

Mum Freya Hall said: “Harmonie-Rose was adamant she wanted purple legs and that they should have Vampirina on them, and she absolutely loves them.”

Gillian Burrage, Harmonie-Rose’s prosthetist, said: “Harmonie-Rose is an amazing little girl with tons of spirit and determination, and she’s a delight to work with.”