Harmonie-Rose Allen lost her arms and legs to meningitis after she contracted the infectious disease when she was just 11-months-old.
Harmonie, who was given only a ten percent chance of survival, lost part of her nose and became a quadruple amputee when she was 1 year old.
But Harmonie, who is now five years old, didn’t give up. Now, she attends weekly gymnastics classes.
Harmonie uses prosthetic legs but attends her gymnastics classes at Baskervilles Gymnastics in Bath without her prosthetic limbs.
She also finished walking a half marathon in March with the help of her prosthetic legs.
According to DailyMail, her mother Freya Hall said: “She just asked to do it and we were a bit wary at first. We took her to the Gym Start class and she was a bit nervous, to begin with, but since then she’s never looked back.”
“In terms of the moves and apparatus the coaches help her and she just finds her own way of doing things.”
“She’s learning how to do a backward roll at the moment and she can do her own version of a cartwheel.”
“If Harmonie wants to do something she will put everything into it. That’s just Harmonie. To begin with, some children did look at her a bit in gym class, but she’s made so many friends and she’s really enjoying it.”
“It’s really important to keep her active and I want Harmonie to know she can do anything she puts her mind to in life so that she will see no barriers.”
Baskervilles MD Paul Baskerville said that Harmonie’s ‘enthusiasm and determination is empowering for gymnasts and coaches alike.’