A nine-year-old girl enunciates she wants to have her leg removed to allow her to contribute a normal life.
Ruby Hamilton suffers from a rare and crippling condition called proximal femoral focal flaw( PFFD) which has caused her annoyance and pain since she was small.
The condition arises in a disfigurement of the hip and her right leg being abbreviated.
She was also born with a talipes – a condition altering the forms of her foot – and scarcity any cruciate ligament in her knee.
After being limited physically, Ruby has come to the decision with her mothers Maddy and Robert that amputation contributes her the highest possible outcome for the future.
She has been inspired after experiencing the paralympian Jonnie Peacock on Strictly Come Dancing, and watching what the competitor could do with a prosthetic leg.
The youngster has also assembled 13 -year-old Hannah Morrison, from Glasgow, who is leading a normal life after having her leg removed when she was seven.
Ruby’s mothers, from Drongan, East Ayrshire, told The Kaye Adams programme on BBC Radio Scotland of their hopes for the future.
Mrs Hamilton, 36, said the decision had been taken by Ruby and the family following consultations at the Sick Children’s Hospital in Glasgow
Her mother spoke: “She knows all about what’s going on – that’s something that we’ve deliberately done. We can’t hide this from her.
“She can’t wake up one day and have her leg off and just say ‘what’s happened? SSSS
“We use the word amputation so Ruby knows what’s going to happen.
“It’s been her decision to come to this herself.”
Ruby’s father Robert supposed: “The three alternatives were to do nothing at all, or have a leg removed, or start the process of lengthening.
“And Ruby had considered that having her leg removed would be the best alternative – after much discussion.”
Ruby principally use a wheelchair but can walk, albeit with extreme discomfort.
Mrs Hamilton said: “Today, Ruby is having quite a good day.
“But if she does too much or she marches more far – or any kind of physical work – we have to counteract the pain that she has.
“And yesterday she had a entire date out the game because of it.”
Because Ruby has no cruciate ligament at all in her knee, it conveys there is nothing to stabilise her leg.
Mrs Hamilton supposed: “Ruby’s leg “couldve been” expanded to make it the same section as the other leg, but we would still have this difficulty with the knee.
“This( amputation) is a chance for her to have a normal life.
“A lot of beings fantasize, goodness – a prosthetic or taking off a extremity.
“But it’s a chance for her to be able to walk, and to extend and is capable of being do all the things that her peers do.”
Ruby was induced to see what Jonnie Peacock could do when she saw him on Strictly last year.
When asked what she was just thinking about the whiz, Ruby told the programme: “He can do anything he wants.”
But it was when she lastly gratified Hannah that the possibilities of what she could do opened up to her.
Mrs Hamilton answered: “Hannah was fantastic for Ruby when they met. Ruby was very quiet when “shes seen” Hannah and we were quite worried where reference is used to go – you know ‘what had she reputed? SSSS
“But the second we left, all she mentioned was ‘did you learn what Hannah could do – did you read everything that she could do? Wasn’t she astonishing? ‘ That’s all she’d focused on.
And Ruby did of Hannah: “She can do everything – there is nothing she cannot do.”
The teenager has not cause her disorder brace her back and has prevailed a control of swimming awards and captained a school hockey team.
Last year, Hannah appeared in the new streak of children’s BBC show Raven when she took its participation in requests testing forte, agility, spirit and resourcefulness.
Hannah, who was born with a rare bone condition, told the programme: “My life is completely normal – you exactly act like a ordinary party.
“It doesn’t stop me at all. I can do everything that my friends do and there’s nothing that can really stop me.
“My friends are just used to it is currently, since they are grown up with me having a big cast on or frame.
“So now I can run about with them – they are just really happy for me.
“I do hockey, tennis, dive, loping – I do all the athletics that the school do. I don’t do anything different.”
Mrs Hamilton announced a recent conference with Ruby had brought out a talk relate held by her daughter.
“Her biggest obses is that after she has this( procedure ), will she still be the same – will she still not be able to walk?
“And I thought that was a very valid concern – and something that we will definitely be discussing with the consultants when we meeting with members, so that she understands exactly what’s ahead of her.”
But the family’s mind is made up. They are scheduled to see two seconds consultant in Sheffield next week and then expect to await the operation to remove Ruby’s leg.
Mrs Hamilton remarked: “Ruby would be using a wheelchair for the rest of their own lives if she doesn’t have this.
“Whereas this grant her the chance to have a normal life.
“You know, Hannah goes into town with her friends, and simply walks about with them.
“And that was a big eye-opener for Ruby when she heard that Hannah does that because she has obviously been thinking about this herself in the future.
“‘Will I be going out to municipality with my friends in a wheelchair – and who’ll be taking me? SSSS
“When she heard that Hannah going to be home out to targets by herself – places like Silverburn and Braehead( shopping centre near Glasgow) – this is something that she clearly wants to do.
“She merely wants to be like her peers – like a normal wee-wee girl.”
Ruby’s mother added: “We seem relatively lucky that we have this alternative for Ruby.
“This could be a condition that she doesn’t have an option to improve – she could have had something wrong with her nature, and be on a nerve transplant index waiting for something that never comes.
“There are many, many children that are much worse off.
“Ruby is going to have a great quality of life with this.
“I am positive about it – I think it is the right thing for Ruby. I’m just looking forward to us getting on with it.”