After experiencing the holistic benefits of yoga first hand, Kat started an Instagram account – @amputeekat – using the hashtag #amputeeyoga. “I wanted to connect with other amputees and give them some advice and confidence to try yoga,” she explains.
Here, five Sun readers who were on the brink of death tell Christina Earle how they managed to defy all the odds and live to tell the tale.
Kathleen thought she had the flu. In fact, it was meningitis - and it cost her both legs.
Look up #yoga on Instagram and it’s enough to put you off ever donning a pair of Lululemons (if the price tag didn’t already)
Which is how one amputee came to use her Instagram as a platform for challenging our preconceptions of what limb loss looks like and what it means for those who have gone through it.
28-year-old Kat Hawkins – AKA Amputee Kat – is a dancer and GB volleyball athlete who is more flexible that most of us can ever dream of being.