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7 year-old, double amputee hired in new River Island campaign

Must See 01/08/2018

Daisy Demetree, a seven-year-old double amputee, has just been cast in high street fashion chain River Island's, new girl's activewear range. Her proud dad has recently spoken about her successes and has shared her inspiring journey. 

Birmingham raised little girl had both her legs amputated at the age of 18 months as a result of a congenital disability. Daisy's parents found out about her congenital disability in their second scan and knew she would grow up without legs. 

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This has not stopped Daisy in the slightest, she is a keen gymnast and attends gym three times a week. She only started her modelling career six months ago when she and her father were watching TV and saw an ad for Zebedee Model Management on ITV's show This Morning. This was when her father suggested if she wanted to try it, and Daisy was extremely excited to give modelling a go. 

I am so proud of Daisy, she has achieved so much in six months already and is a real inspiration, Her father said.

After sending in photos of Daisy, Zebedee snapped her up quickly, then not too soon after she was cast in the River Island new campaign. This, not her first job either, she has been in London fashion week as well as other significant campaigns. 

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Her model agency hires and focuses on people with disabilities and wants to showcase how talented they are and that they can achieve anything they want. They are a unique agency, and they want to make a difference to the industry. Like Daisy's Father, her agency is exceptionally proud of Daisy achievements to date. 

She is a wonderful example to us all that no matter what life throws your way we can choose to make the best of it, that life is fragile and can be short, said Zoe Proctor of Zebedee Management.