Valerie’s 62km charity challenge helps children

As part of her mission to fund medical and recreational equipment for youngsters in hospital, leg amputee Valérie Hirsch­field has walked 62km and organised a charity concert to raise money.

She became involved in charity work after losing her left leg to a staphylococcus infection in 2005. “Being confined to bed for 13 months was devastating,” said Valérie, 53, from La Seyne-sur-Mer in Var.

“I couldn’t stand it. So as soon as things improved, I asked to put my treatment on hold and focus on rehabilitating through sports.”
But she also realised it must be very hard for children stuck in hospital with no sport – she had been ...

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