Teenager with spina bifida who was told to "get used to a wheelchair" walks again after pioneering operation

Teenager with spina bifida who was told to 'get used to a wheelchair' walks again after pioneering operation Charlotte was confined to a wheelchair aged 11 and told to 'just get on with it'But expert at Southampton General Hospital was convinced she could get Charlotte standing again Days before 18th birthday Charlotte underwent a complex operation to lengthen the tight muscles at the hips, knees and feetShe can now walk and says it feels 'completely natural' | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 26 December 2012 Charlotte Volante on a Jersey beach. Now she is walking her new ambition is to learn how to drive A teenager who was told to get on with life in a wheelchair life because she would never walk again is now walking after a pioneering operation. Charlotte Volante, from Jersey, had been confined to a wheelchair since the age of 11 after being born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (water on the brain).

Fate, my remarkable Russian cousin and how we lost 43 of our family in the Holocaust: David Miliband tells the extraordinary story of his family

Fate, my remarkable Russian cousin — and how we lost 43 of our family in the Holocaust: David Miliband tells the extraordinary story of his family PUBLISHED: 00:40 GMT, 3 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:40 GMT, 3 December 2012 David Miliband with his cousin Sofia. She was born in the stairwell of a house in the Arbat district of Moscow, where she still lives today The wedding ring on my left hand was bought by my grandfather, Samuel Miliband, in Brussels in 1920