Oliver’s Story

The story of a young boy whose determination to not let Perthes disease get him down, made him a Star.

Paris to Geneva – Matthew Rides again for Perthes!

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One of the World’s Toughest Mudders had Perthes as a child!

Matthew Salerno writes : Just wanted to let you know that I had legg perthes as a child. I also had hip arthroscopy in May at John Hopkins to alleviate some discomfort it was giving me. Despite this, after rehabbing from my surgery I got myself back into top condition and was able to compete in several races these past few months. Among these races , one of these races was the World's Toughest Mudder.

Ashley Carter’s Perthes Journey

My son Ashley recently celebrated becoming a teenager. It is now more than five years since he was diagnosed with Perthes disease.

Star of Tomorrow – Alfie Hewitt – Winner of the World Junior Masters Wheelchair Tennis

This week we feature Alfie Hewitt aged 15 who already has shown that Perthes disease is not a show stopper - he is an inspiration to other children with Perthes disease with his grit, determination and sense of humour......