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Teen With Bionic Hands Proves She's An Expert At Applying Her Glam

A teenager, who lost both arms to meningitis as a child, is learning to become a complete badass at applying her make-up using her set of bionic ones.

Tilly Lockey from County Durham appeared on Wednesday's This Morning with her mum to prove that despite losing her lower forearms, hands and fingers along with the tips of her toes at just 15 months old, she has zero limits.

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The 13-year-old explained on the ITV chat show that she is learning to master all the current glam trends with the bionic arms which work when her brain send messages to the muscles in her arms.

"I'm like any average teen girl, I love to do make-up," explained Tilly, before adding: "It's something that I'm really passionate about and I want to inspire others who are different."

Credit: ITV/This Morning
Credit: ITV/This Morning

While Tilly admitted that it hasn't been easy learning how use her arms to apply her make-up, she explained that her strong will and "dedication" saw her through. The teenager has even learned how to apply it without her bionic hands.

With her positivity shining through, Tilly told hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes: "I've had 12 years to adapt and make my own way in life. I can do lots of things including my makeup without my hands but it's more fun to do it with them."

Viewers praised Tilly for her uplifting attitude, with many branding her an "inspiration".

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"@tillylockey has changed my day. What an incredible inspiration she is. Thankyou Tilly [sic]," tweeted one This Morning fan on Twitter.

Somebody else added: "What a wonderful young lady Tilly Lockey is. Delightful Absolute inspiration to others in the same position. Nothing going to hold this young lady back in life."

"Tilly is an inspiration to beating meningitis. I remember seeing her get her arms, strong young lady right there," shared another viewer.

The teen's mum Sarah explained how she's dedicated her entire life to raising awareness of the symptoms of meningitis after her daughter's diagnosis.

Credit: ITV/This Morning
Credit: ITV/This Morning

She said: "Tilly's symptoms were flu-like, she was off her food and had a high temperature. Then she started breathing rapidly and she wouldn't play with her toys."

You can out more about the symptoms of meningitis here.

Featured Image Credit: Youtube/Open Bionics

Topics: News, Hair and Beauty, Life News, TV News, Real Life

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

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