78 Hero - The Bionic Hound SIZE :
This is 'Hero - The Bionic Hound' he has been created half by his sponsors, Open Bionics, who have 3D printed the robot components. Once this was done they sent the hound to Tilly for her to paint the other half.
Tilly lost both of her handsy to Meningitis as a baby and now has 'bionic arms' that allow her to do pretty much anything that someone with real hands can do - even paint! SPONSORED by : Open BionicsDISPLAYED :
Outside Marley Flowers, High Street
ARTIST DETAILS :Tilly Lockey website
My name’s Tilly and I’m a 13-year-old bionic girl! I was diagnosed with Meningococcal Septicaemia Strain B when I was only 15 months old. I was rushed to the hospital and there were loads of doctors around me. They gave my mam absolutely no chance of survival, but obviously I’m here today so I proved them wrong! When I was in hospital my mam promised me that one day I would have hands again, so ever since we’ve been working with different people and companies in the hope to make life easier for other child amputees like me.SUPPORTED CHARITY :Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now is the first meningitis patient group in the world, founders of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK. Over our 30 year history, we have invested over £12m in early stage research that has played a critical part in the introduction of five life-saving vaccines