COVVI Announce Sarah De Lagarde As Our Newest Advocate
In 2022, Sarah sustained a life-changing accident on the London Underground. No one saw her when she lost her footing and fell through the gap between the train and the platform. She managed to survive being run over by not one, but two different trains while she was trapped. In such a dangerous and distressing situation, Sarah didn’t panic and focused everything she had to hold on, determined to make it home to her children and husband.
Surviving such an ordeal has helped change her perspective on life, and Sarah even jokes that it cost her an arm and a leg (literally) in the process. After losing so much, many wouldn’t expect such a positive attitude toward life, but Sarah has always been a woman full of pride, strength and inner confidence. This incident wasn’t going to change that, and in fact, it only made her realize that “we don’t realize how strong we are until we have no choice. We are so much stronger than we think we are”.
When we first heard about Sarah’s accident last year, her strength and resilience touched the hearts of the whole team. We wasted no time in reaching out and offering to share her story, with the hope that together we could inspire others in similar situations.
Last week, COVVI CEO Simon Pollard met up with Sarah to discuss the process of being fitted with her very own COVVI Hand. Sarah was thrilled by what she saw and said that “it was fantastic to meet with COVVI and really get a feel for what will hopefully become my new hand. I was hugely impressed by the complexity and smartness of the technology, and I feel confident that it will restore some of the functionality I lost following my accident”.
We are so excited to welcome Sarah De Lagarde to the COVVI advocate family. Our advocates are an integral part in demonstrating how much a person’s life can be impacted by this technology. When they share their stories and the positive change that COVVI brings on a daily basis, it reinforces the importance and impact of advanced upper-limb prosthetics, like the COVVI Hand. Our advocate family is continuing to grow, and we look forward to seeing what exciting things they will achieve next!